lorn

lorn

[lawrn]
adjective
1.
forsaken, desolate, bereft, or forlorn.
2.
Archaic. lost, ruined, or undone.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English; Old English loren, past participle of -lēosan to lose (recorded in compounds)

lornness, noun
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lorn (lɔːn)
 
adj
poetic forsaken or wretched
 
[Old English loren, past participle of -lēosan to lose]
 
'lornness
 
n

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lorn
"lost, ruined" (archaic), c.1300, from O.E. loren, pp. of leosan "to lose" (see lose).
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