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  1. not told; not related; not revealed: untold thoughts.
  2. not numbered or enumerated; uncounted: She used untold sheets of paper in writing the book.
  3. inexpressible; incalculable: untold suffering.

Origin of untold

before 1000; Middle English; Old English unteald. See un-1, told
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  1. incapable of description or expressionuntold suffering
  2. incalculably great in number or quantityuntold thousands
  3. not told
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Word Origin and History for untold

Old English unteald, "not counted or reckoned," from un- (1) "not" + past participle of tell in its original numerical sense. Cf. Middle Dutch ongetellet, German ungezahlt, Old Norse utaliðr. Meaning "not related or recounted" is recorded from late 14c.

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