abandoner

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

abandon +‎ -er.

Noun[edit]

abandoner (plural abandoners)

  1. One who abandons. [Late 16th century.][1]
    • 1595, Francis Sabie, The Fissher-mans Tale of the Famous Actes, Life and Loue of Cassander a Grecian Knight, London,[1]
      Sin-hating powers, reformers of all vice,
      Abandoners of euil and cruell actes,
      Cease to pursue with weapons of reuenge,
      Mine haynous and intollerable fact.
    • 1634, John Fletcher and William Shakespeare, The Two Noble Kinsmen, London: John Waterson, Act V, Scene 1, p. 74,[2]
      [] cold and constant Queene,
      Abandoner of Revells, mute contemplative,
    • 1990, David Foster Wallace, “The Empty Plenum: David Markson’s Wittgenstein’s Mistress” in Both Flesh and Not, New York: Little, Brown, 2012,[3]
      [] Kate’s been left in the emotional lurch by all sorts of objectifying men, psychic abandoners who range from her husband [] to her final lover []

Translations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], →ISBN), page 2

Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From abandon, abandun; or from à ban doner, from Frankish *bann, from Proto-Germanic *bannaną.

Verb[edit]

abandoner

  1. to abandon

Conjugation[edit]

This verb conjugates as a first-group verb ending in -er. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.

Descendants[edit]