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Middle EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Old English seofonfeald; equivalent to seven +‎ -fold.

PronunciationEdit

  • (Early ME, Northern ME) IPA(key): /ˈsɛvənfɑːld/, /ˈsɛvəfɑːld/
  • IPA(key): /ˈsɛːvənfɔːld/, /ˈsɛvənfɔːld/, /ˈsɛːvəfɔːld/

AdjectiveEdit

sevenefold

  1. sevenfold
    • a. 1382, John Wycliffe, “Genesis 4:15”, in Wycliffe's Bible:
      And the Lord ſeide to hym, It ſchal not be don ſo, but ech man that ſchal ſlee Cayn ſhal be punyschid ſeuenfold. And the Lord ſettide a signe in Cayn, that ech man that ſchulde fynde hym ſchulde not ſlee hym.
      And the Lord said to him: "That won't be done, as anyone who would kill Cain will be punished sevenfold". And the Lord put a sign on Cain, so anyone who came across him wouldn't kill him.

DescendantsEdit

  • English: sevenfold
  • Scots: sevinfald (obsolete)

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AdverbEdit

sevenefold

  1. sevenfold

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