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lond n pl

  1. indefinite nominative/accusative plural of land

Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old English land, from Proto-Germanic *landą.

Alternative forms[edit]


  • IPA(key): /lɔːnd/, /land/, /lɔnd/, /laːnd/


lond (plural londes)

  1. An independent nation, country or realm.
  2. A tribe, folk or race; an ethnicity
  3. A land; territory or locality
    • a. 1400, Geoffrey Chaucer, “Book II”, in Troilus and Criseyde, line 22-28:
      Ȝe knowe ek that in fourme of ſpeche is chaunge / With-inne a thousand ȝeer, and wordes tho /That hadden pris now wonder nyce and ſtraunge /Us thenketh hem, and ȝet thei ſpake hem so / And ſpedde as wel in loue as men now do / Ek forto wynnen loue in ſondry ages / In ſondry londes, ſondry ben vſages []
      You also know that the form of language is in flux; / within a thousand years, words / that had currency; really weird and bizarre / they seem to us now, but they still spoke them / and accomplished as much in love as men do now. / As for winning love across ages and / across nations, there are lots of usages []
  4. A subdivision or province of a nation.
  5. A property; a plot of land.
  6. Agricultural land; land that is suitable for growing crops.
  7. Planet Earth; the world.
  8. The earth, ground, or soil (also as one of the medieval elements)
Related terms[edit]
  • English: land
  • Scots: laund, land
  • Yola: lhoan, lone

Etymology 2[edit]

From londe (noun).



  1. Alternative form of londen