selden

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Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old English seldan, from Proto-Germanic *seldana.

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈseːldən/, /ˈsɛldən/, /ˈseːldəm/, /ˈsɛldəm/

Adverb[edit]

selden

  1. not often, uncommonly, almost never.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old English selden, from Proto-Germanic *seldanaz.

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈseːldən/, /ˈsɛldən/, /ˈseːldəm/, /ˈsɛldəm/

Adjective[edit]

selden

  1. uncommon, unusual, rare
  2. not many or much; little in number.
  3. (rare) strange, weird, odd

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]
  • English: seldom (archaic as an adjective)
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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *seldanaz (rare, strange). Akin to Old Frisian selden, Old High German seltan, Old Norse sjaldan.

Adjective[edit]

selden

  1. rare, infrequent
  2. few

Descendants[edit]