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Seld vs Sele - What's the difference?

seld | sele |

As an adjective seld

is rare, uncommon.

As an adverb seld

is seldom.

As a noun sele is

happiness, fortune.




(en adjective)
  • (archaic) Rare, uncommon.
  • Unusual, unwonted.
  • Adverb

    (en adverb)
  • (obsolete, or, dialectal, Scotland) Seldom.
  • *, Folio Society, 2006, vol.1, p.191:
  • knowing how far such an amitie is from the common use, and how seld seene and rarely found, I looke not to finde a competent judge.

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    (en noun)
  • Happiness, fortune.
  • The right time or occasion for something, an opportune moment.
  • greeting, salutation
  • :* {{quote-book
  • , year=1862 , year_published= , author=George Borrow , title=Wild Wales Its Peopleā€š Language and Scenery , chapter=Chapter XXXV citation , genre=Fiction , publisher=Read Central , isbn= , page= , passage= I found my friend honest Pritchard smoking his morning pipe at the front door, and after giving him the sele of the day, ...}}
  • :* {{quote-book
  • , year=1897 , year_published=2005 , author=William Morris , title=The Water of the Wondrous Isles , chapter=Chapter XIV. The Black Knight Tells the Truth of Himself , url= , genre=Fantasy , publisher=Project Gutenberg , isbn= , page= , passage=When the morning was come ... so she arose and thrust her grief back into her heart, and gave her fellow-farer the sele of the day, ...}}


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