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EtymologyEdit

From Old English clāþian, from Proto-Germanic *klaiþōną, from Proto-Indo-European *gley-; equivalent to cloth +‎ -en.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈklɔːðən/, /ˈklɔːðiən/

VerbEdit

clothen

  1. To use clothing:
    1. (transitive, intransitive) To clothe; to put clothing on.
    2. (reflexive) To wear; to put clothing on oneself.
    3. (transitive, reflexive) To furnish with clothing or garments.
  2. To hide or make undiscoverable:
    1. (transitive) To enclose; to surround as to hide.
    2. (transitive) To secrete or make hidden; to stash away.
    3. (transitive, intransitive) To give bodily or physical form; to surround with physical substances.
    4. (transitive) To cause to change appearance for the purpose of hiding; to force metamorphosis.
  3. (reflexive) To gain a trait; to immerse in an abstract quantity.
  4. (transitive, intransitive) To decorate or ornament.
  5. (rare, intransitive) To be furnished with clothing.
  6. (rare, transitive) To use or utilise.

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