SANDBLIND

sand-blind

[sand-blahynd]
adjective
partially blind; dim-sighted.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English; alteration (assimilated to sand) of Old English *samblind half-blind, equivalent to sam- half- (akin to semi-) + blind blind

sandblindness, noun
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sand-blind
 
adj
Compare stone-blind not completely blind; partially able to see
 
[C15: changed (through influence of sand) from Old English samblind (unattested), from sam- half, semi- + blind]
 
'sand-blindness
 
n

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sandblind
"half-blind," c.1400, probably alt. (by influence of sand) from O.E. *samblind, the first element from W.Gmc. *sami-, from PIE *semi- (see semi-); cf. O.E. samlæred "half-taught, badly instructed," samstorfen "half-dead."
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