straunge

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Middle English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Anglo-Norman estraunge, a variant of Old French estrange, from Latin extraneus.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈstrau̯ndʒ(ə)/, /ˈstraːndʒ(ə)/, /ˈstrɔndʒ(ə)/

Adjective[edit]

straunge (comparative straunger, superlative straungest)

  1. foreign; overseas
    • late 14th c. Geoffrey Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales. General Prologue:
      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.
  2. strange, unusual, other
  3. ignorant, unlearned
  4. hostile, alien, unkind
  5. extraneous, external

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Noun[edit]

straunge (plural straunges)

  1. foreigner, outsider
  2. Another foreign land or place.

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