seld

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English selde (adjective) and seld (adv), a back-formation from Old English seldor (more seldom), seldost (most seldom).

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seld (comparative more seld, superlative most seld)

  1. (archaic) Rare, uncommon.
  2. Unusual, unwonted.

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seld (comparative more seld, superlative most seld)

  1. (obsolete or dialectal, Scotland) Seldom.
    • 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, Folio Society, 2006, vol.1, p.191:
      knowing how far such an amitie is from the common use, and how seld seene and rarely found, I looke not to finde a competent judge.

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