dule

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French dol or doel ‎(anguish), from Vulgar Latin dolus, from Latin dolēre ‎(to grieve). Later influenced by or reborrowed from early Middle English dool. Cognate with English dole. Compare modern French deuil ‎(mourning).

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Adjective[edit]

dule (comparative duler, superlative dulest)

  1. sad, sorrowful
    15th century, William Dunbar, Meditation In Winter, poem:
    My dule spreit dois lurk for schoir.
    My sorrowful spirit hides for fear.

Noun[edit]

dule (uncountable)

  1. grief, sadness, sorrow