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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English unethe, uneathe (difficult, not easy), from Old English unēaþe (difficult, not easy), equivalent to un- +‎ eath. More at eath, easy.

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uneath

  1. not easy; hard
    • Spenser
      Who he was, uneath was to descry.

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uneath

  1. (archaic) Not easily; hardly, scarcely.
  2. (obsolete) Reluctantly, unwillingly.
    • 1485 July 31, Thomas Malory, “(please specify the chapter)”, in [Le Morte Darthur], (please specify the book number), [London]: [] [by William Caxton], OCLC 71490786; republished as H[einrich] Oskar Sommer, editor, Le Morte Darthur [], London: Published by David Nutt, [], 1889, OCLC 890162034:
      , Bk.VII:
      Ryght so Sir Launcelot departed with grete hevynes, that unneth he myght susteyne hymselff for grete dole-makynge.

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