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dure

verb \ˈd(y)u̇(ə)r\

Definition of dure

-ed/-ing/-s

  1. intransitive verb
  2. archaic :  endure

  3. transitive verb
  4. obsolete :  sustain, endure

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Origin and Etymology of dure

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


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dure

adjective \"\

Definition of dure

archaic

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

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Origin and Etymology of dure

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


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