sumdel

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English sumdel, see below

Adverb[edit]

sumdel (not comparable)

  1. alternative form of somedeal In some measure or degree; somewhat, partly, partially

References[edit]

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


Middle English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From sum (some) +‎ del (deal, part, portion)

Adverb[edit]

sumdel

  1. somewhat, to an extent, in some measure
    "Thow hast the so wel born In lokynge of myn olde bok totorn..That sumdel of thy labour wolde I quyte.” — Chaucer, "Parliament of Fowls", c1380
  2. part, portion, a bit, small amount
    Sumdel of tyme passide, and thei weren hooldun in kepyng. — Wycliffe Bible, Gen. 40:4, 1425
  3. in ~: in this instance, in this case (transl. of Latin in hac parte)
    We hafe sent...oure breþere as of what maner I seyde, þai be redy, lest of þat þat we hafe ioyed, it be voyded in sumdele. — The Pauline Epistles, 2 Cor 9:3, 1425