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lorn

[lawrn] /lɔrn/
adjective
1.
forsaken, desolate, bereft, or forlorn.
2.
Archaic. lost, ruined, or undone.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English; Old English loren, past participle of -lēosan to lose (recorded in compounds)
Related forms
lornness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for lorn

lorn

/lɔːn/
adjective
1.
(poetic) forsaken or wretched
Derived Forms
lornness, noun
Word Origin
Old English loren, past participle of -lēosan to lose
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Word Origin and History for lorn
lorn
"lost, ruined" (archaic), c.1300, from O.E. loren, pp. of leosan "to lose" (see lose).
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