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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
adj.

(archaic) c.1300, "lost, ruined," from Old English loren, past participle of leosan "to lose" (see lose). Meaning "abandoned, left alone" is from late 15c. Cf. forlorn.

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