endlong

[ end-lawng, -long ]
/ ˈɛndˌlɔŋ, -ˌlɒŋ /

adverb Archaic.

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Origin of endlong

1175–1225; Middle English endelong; replacing Old English andlong along
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British Dictionary definitions for endlong

endlong

/ (ˈɛndˌlɒŋ) /

adverb

archaic lengthways or on end
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Word Origin and History for endlong

endlong


adv.

Old English andlang "from end to end, lengthwise" (see along) with Middle English substitution of ende (see end (n.)) for first element. Meaning "at full length, horizontally" is from early 15c. In Middle English frequently paired with overthwart and together meaning "lengthwise and crosswise," hence "in all directions." As a preposition c.1200. see along.

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