Unorn vs Unown - What's the difference?

unorn | unown |


As an adjective unorn

is (obsolete) old; worn out; feeble.

As a verb unown is

(rare) to cease ownership.

unorn

English

Alternative forms

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Adjective

(en adjective)
  • (obsolete) Old; worn out; feeble.
  • English words prefixed with un-

    unown

    English

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (rare) To cease ownership.
  • (rare) To disown.
  • Thine offspring, too, unown'd and wand'ring all --Charlotte Dacre

    Usage notes

    The basic form of the verb was used in 1657 (meaning to disown); the participles occur rarely.

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