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Middle English[edit]


From Old English clȳsan (to close, shut) or Old English beclȳsan (to close in, to shut in, to inclose, to shut), from Proto-Germanic *klūsijaną (to close, shut in).


clusen (third-person singular simple present cluseth, present participle clusende, clusynge, first-/third-person singular past indicative and past participle clused)

  1. To close or bar; to enclose
    Wel heo clusden heore ȝeten & ȝareweden heom to fehten — Layamon Brut, C1275

Related terms[edit]


  • Middle English Dictionary, clusen