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sunder

[suhn-der]
verb (used with object)
  1. to separate; part; divide; sever.
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verb (used without object)
  1. to become separated; part.
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Origin of sunder

before 900; Middle English sundren, Old English sundrian; cognate with German sondern, Old Norse sundra; see sundry
Related formssun·der·a·ble, adjectivesun·der·ance, nounsun·der·er, nounun·sun·dered, adjective
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  • It is a tribute to our friendship that three weeks later we reached Loring Castle, Chepstow, unsundered and harmonious.


British Dictionary definitions for unsundered

sunder

verb
  1. to break or cause to break apart or in pieces
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noun
  1. in sunder into pieces; apart
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Derived Formssunderable, adjectivesunderance, nounsunderer, noun

Word Origin for sunder

Old English sundrian; related to Old Norse sundr asunder, Gothic sundrō apart, Old High German suntar, Latin sine without
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Word Origin and History for unsundered

sunder

v.

Old English sundrian, from sundor "separately, apart," from Proto-Germanic *sunder (cf. Old Norse sundr, Old Frisian sunder, Old High German suntar "aside, apart"), from PIE root *sen(e)- denoting "separation" (cf. Sanskrit sanutar "far away," Avestan hanare "without," Greek ater "without," Latin sine "without," Old Church Slavonic svene "without," Old Irish sain "different"). Related: Sundered; sundering.

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