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cumber

[kuhm-ber]
verb (used with object)
1.
to hinder; hamper.
2.
to overload; burden.
3.
to inconvenience; trouble.
noun
4.
a hindrance.
5.
something that cumbers.
6.
Archaic. embarrassment; trouble.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English cumbre (noun), cumbren (v.), aphetic variant of acumbren to harass, defeat; see encumber

cumberer, noun
cumberment, noun
overcumber, verb (used with object)
uncumbered, adjective
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cumber (ˈkʌmbə)
 
vb
1.  to obstruct or hinder
2.  obsolete to inconvenience
 
n
3.  a hindrance or burden
 
[C13: probably from Old French combrer to impede, prevent, from combre barrier; see encumber]
 
'cumberer
 
n

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cumber
c.1300, "to overthrow, destroy; to be overwhelmed; to harass," apparently from Fr., but O.Fr. combrer "to seize hold of, lay hands on, grab, snatch, take by force, rape," has not quite the same sense. Perhaps an aphetic formation from a verb akin to M.E. acombren "obstructing progress," from O.Fr. encombrer,
from combre "obstruction, barrier," from V.L. *comboros "that which is carried together," perhaps from a Gaulish word. The roots are PIE *kom (see com-) + *bher- (1) "to bear" (see infer). Weakened sense of "to hamper, to obstruct or weigh down" is late 14c.
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