longen

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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

longen

  1. Plural form of long

Middle English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English langian (to long for; yearn for), from Proto-Germanic *langōną (to grow long; desire; yearn for).

Verb[edit]

longen (third-person singular simple present longeth, present participle longende, simple past and past participle longed)

  1. to long, yearn
    • late 14th c. Geoffrey Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales. General Prologue: 12-15.
      Thanne longen folk to goon on pilgrimages
      And palmeres for to seken straunge strondes
      To ferne halwes, kowthe in sondry londes;
      Then folk do long to go on pilgrimage,
      And palmers to go seeking out strange strands,
      To distant shrines well known in distant lands.

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