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sunder

[suhn-der]
verb (used with object)
1.
to separate; part; divide; sever.
verb (used without object)
2.
to become separated; part.

Origin:
before 900; Middle English sundren, Old English sundrian; cognate with German sondern, Old Norse sundra; see sundry

sunderable, adjective
sunderance, noun
sunderer, noun
unsundered, adjective
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sunder (ˈsʌndə)
 
vb
1.  to break or cause to break apart or in pieces
 
n
2.  in sunder into pieces; apart
 
[Old English sundrian; related to Old Norse sundr asunder, Gothic sundrō apart, Old High German suntar, Latin sine without]
 
'sunderable
 
adj
 
'sunderance
 
n
 
'sunderer
 
n

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sunder
O.E. sundrian, from sundor "separately, apart," from P.Gmc. *sunder (cf. O.N. sundr, O.Fris. sunder, O.H.G. suntar "aside, apart"), from PIE base *sen(e)- denoting "separation" (cf. Skt. sanutar "far away," Avestan hanare "without," Gk. ater "without," L. sine "without," O.C.S. svene "without," O.Ir.
sain "different").
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