somedeal

[ suhm-deel ]
/ ˈsʌmˌdil /
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adverb Archaic.


Nearby words

  1. sombrous,
  2. some,
  3. somebody,
  4. somebody up there loves me,
  5. someday,
  6. somehow,
  7. someone,
  8. someplace,
  9. somer,
  10. somers point

Origin of somedeal

before 900; Middle English somdel, Old English sume dǣle, dative of sum dǣl some portion. See some, deal1

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Examples from the Web for somedeal

  • In Ethiopia all the rivers and all the waters be trouble, and they be somedeal salt for the great heat that is there.

  • Claverhouse laughed a little stern laugh like a man that is forced to laugh at himself, yet is somedeal proud of what he hears.



Word Origin and History for somedeal

somedeal

adv.

"to some degree, somewhat," obsolete, but very common in Old English as sume dæle "some portion, somewhat," from some + deal (n.1).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper