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Alternative forms[edit]


From Middle English ichosen, ȝechosen, for earlier ȝecoren (chosen), from Old English ġecoren (chosen), past participle of ċēosan (to choose), equivalent to y- +‎ chosen. More at choose.



  1. Archaic or obsolete form of chosen.
    • 1830, The British magazine:
      Ye cannot lay one finger upon us to our despite," replied the former, "if my Master permit not; for the race is neither to the swift nor the battle to the strong; for God hath ychosen ye foolish things of this world to confound ye wise; [...]

Usage notes[edit]

  • Used as a deliberate archaicism in Modern and Early Modern English.