longsome

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From Middle English longsum, from Old English langsum (long; taking a long time; lasting a long time; long-enduring; long-suffering), from Proto-West Germanic *langasam (lengthy; long-lasting; vast; extensive), equivalent to long +‎ -some.

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longsome (comparative more longsome, superlative most longsome)

  1. (archaic, Britain dialectal) Marked or characterised by longness or length; lengthy; long-lasting; protracted.
  2. (Britain dialectal) Tedious; tiresomely long.

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