makeless

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English makeles, equivalent to make (companion, mate, equal, peer) +‎ -less. Cognate with Danish mageløs (matchless), Swedish makalös (incomparable, peerless, matchless).

Pronunciation[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

makeless (not comparable)

  1. (now archaic, rare) Matchless, without equal, peerless.
    • 1485, Thomas Malory, Le Morte Darthur, Book X, chapter lxxiij:
      it happed the kynge and launcelot stode in a wyndowe / and sawe syre Tristram ryde and Isoud / Syre sayd Launcelot yonder rydeth the fayrest lady of the world excepte youre quene Dame Gueneuer / who is that said sir Arthur / Sir sayd he / it is quene Isoud that oute taken my lady your quene she is makeles
  2. (obsolete) Without a mate; widowed.