lurdane
noun Etymology: Middle English lurdan, from Anglo-French *lurdin, from lurd dull, stupid, from Latin luridus lurid Date: 14th century archaic a lazy stupid person • lurdane adjective

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  • lurdane — lur·dane …   English syllables

  • lurdane — ˈlərdən noun ( s) Etymology: Middle English lurdan, from Middle French lourdin dullard, from lourd dull, stupid more at lourd archaic : an idle or lubberly fellow …   Useful english dictionary

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  • lurdan — or lurdane [lʉr′dən] n. [ME lurdan < OFr lourdin < lourd, heavy, dull, stupid, prob. < VL * lurdus < L luridus, LURID] Archaic a lazy, dull person adj. Archaic lazy and dull …   English World dictionary

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