misfare

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Etymology[edit]

Old English misfaran, corresponding to mis- +‎ fare.

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misfare (third-person singular simple present misfares, present participle misfaring, simple past and past participle misfared)

  1. (obsolete) To go astray; to transgress, to sin. [9th-16th c.]
  2. (now Scotland) To fare badly; to be unlucky. [from 10th c.]

Noun[edit]

misfare (uncountable)

  1. (now rare, archaic) Misfortune, ill fate. [from 14th c.]
    • 1596, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, IV.5:
      Whereto great comfort in her sad misfare / Was Amoret, companion of her care […].

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Etymology[edit]

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Verb[edit]

misfare

  1. (intransitive, obsolete) to do harm

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