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, simple past and past participle clused)
- To close or bar; to enclose
- Wel heo clusden heore ȝeten & ȝareweden heom to fehten — Layamon Brut, C1275
- Middle English Dictionary, clusen