eloign

verb
\ i-ˈlȯin How to pronounce eloign (audio) \
eloigned; eloigning; eloigns

Definition of eloign

transitive verb

1 archaic : to take (oneself) far away
2 archaic : to remove to a distant or unknown place : conceal

First Known Use of eloign

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for eloign

Middle English eloynen, from Anglo-French esloigner, eloigner, from es- ex- (from Latin ex-) + luin, loing (adverb) far, from Latin longe, from longus long

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“Eloign.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eloign. Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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