eloigned; eloigning; eloigns

transitive verb

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

Word History


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

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of eloign was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Eloign.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eloign. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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