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14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1
14th century, in the meaning defined above
Middle English combren, short for acombren, from Anglo-French acumbrer, encumbrer — more at encumber
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“Cumber.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cumber. Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.
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