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lond n pl
lond (plural londes)
- An independent nation, country or realm.
- A tribe, folk or race; an ethnicity
- 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 […]
- A subdivision or province of a nation.
- A property; a plot of land.
- Agricultural land; land that is suitable for growing crops.
- Planet Earth; the world.
- The earth, ground, or soil (also as one of the medieval elements)
Declension of lond
From londe (noun).
- Alternative form of