shend

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English shenden, from Old English scendan (to put to shame, blame, disgrace), from Proto-Germanic *skandijaną (to scold, berate), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)kem- (to cover). Cognate with Dutch schenden (to infringe, profane, defile), German schänden (defile), Danish skænde (defile), Gothic 𐍃𐌺𐌰𐌽𐌳𐌰 (skanda, shame). Related to Old English scand (infamy, shame, scandal). More at shand, shame.

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Verb[edit]

shend (third-person singular simple present shends, present participle shending, simple past and past participle shent)

  1. (obsolete) to disgrace or put to shame
  2. (archaic) to blame
  3. (archaic) to destroy, to spoil

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