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untrod

or untrodden

[uhn-trod or uhn-trod-n] /ʌnˈtrɒd or ʌnˈtrɒd n/
adjective
1.
not trod; not traversed:
the untrod wastes of Antarctica.
Origin of untrod
1585-1595
First recorded in 1585-95; un-1 + trod

untread

[uhn-tred] /ʌnˈtrɛd/
verb (used with object), untrod, untrodden or untrod, untreading.
1.
to go back through in the same steps.
Origin
First recorded in 1585-95; un-2 + tread
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Examples from the Web for untrod
Historical Examples
  • Every career was open and promised an untrod pathway and unworn laurels.

    Tragedy Ashley H. Thorndike
  • Seventy years ago this beautiful and wealthy county of Prince Edward was one dense and untrod forest.

  • For those who must go, there are the Muskoka Lakes within easy reach, Georgian bay and the untrod wildernesses beyond.

  • Great and fearful is our responsibility, and dangers seen and unseen are in this untrod path.

    Eli and Sibyl Jones

    Rufus Matthew Jones
  • But when they were ushered into Mr. Ramsey's private office, they felt that here began their untrod way.

  • Amid the untamed forest and untrod precipices that lie beyond, all the beasts most inimical to man reside.

    Imogen William Godwin
  • To-day the river flows almost as in the days when its shores were untrod by men.

    Frdric Mistral Charles Alfred Downer
British Dictionary definitions for untrod

untread

/ʌnˈtrɛd/
verb -treads, -treading, -trod, -trodden, -trod
1.
(transitive) (rare) to retrace (a course, path, etc)
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