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Thursday, March 05, 2015

Definitions for eyesome

  1. Archaic. pleasant to look at.

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Citations for eyesome
I thought not I should meet an eyesome maiden, / But found one there. Thomas Hardy, "The Seven Times," Late Lyrics and Earlier, 1922
Kathyanne had worked for the Swaynes for the past six or seven months, but George rarely saw her except for a few minutes at breakfast and again when she served supper in the evening. He was surprised to see how eyesome she was, and he wondered why he had not noticed her in that way before. Erskine Caldwell, Place Called Estherville, 1949
Origin of eyesome
Eyesome entered English in the late 1500s. The suffix –some is used in formation of adjectives and means “tending to; causing.”