dure

verb
\ ˈd(y)u̇(ə)r \
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of dure

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Definition of dure (Entry 2 of 2)

archaic
: hard, severe the winter is severe, and life is dure, and rude— W. H. Russell

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History and Etymology for dure

Verb

Middle English duren, from Old French durer, from Latin durare to last, endure, probably from durare to harden, from durus hard

Adjective

Middle English, from Middle French dur, from Latin durus hard, rough; perhaps akin to Sanskrit dāruṇa hard, rough, dāru wood

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“Dure.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dure. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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