Sel"dem\, adv. [Usually, Compar. More seldom; superl. Most seldom; but sometimes also, Seldomer, Seldomest.] [AS. seldan, seldon, seldum, fr. seld rare; akin to OFries. sielden, D. zelden, G. selten, OHG. seltan, Icel. sjaldan, Dan. sielden, Sw. s["a]llan, Goth. sildaleiks marvelous.] Rarely; not often; not frequently.

Wisdom and youth are seldom joined in one. --Hooker.
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