somdel

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English[edit]

Adverb[edit]

somdel (not comparable)

  1. Alternative form of somedeal In some degree; somewhat.

References[edit]

  • Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia, somdel

Middle English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From som (some) +‎ del (deal, part, portion)

Adverb[edit]

somdel

  1. somewhat, to an extent, in some measure
    A povre wydwe, somdel stape in age” — Chaucer, "The Canterbury Tales" (The Nonnes Preestes Tale)
  2. part, portion, a bit, small amount
    Þer gooþ to waast þerof somdel. — Sidrak and Bokkus, 1500
  3. in ~: in this instance, in this case (transl. of Latin in hac parte)
    We hafe sent...oure breþere as of what maner I seyde, þai be redy, lest of þat þat we hafe ioyed, it be voyded in sumdele. — The Pauline Epistles, 2 Cor 9:3, 1425