engendrure

noun

en·​gen·​drure
-drər,
-ˌdru̇(ə)r
variants or less commonly engendure
-dyər,
-ˌdyu̇(ə)r
plural -s
1
obsolete : the act of engendering
2
archaic : descent, parentage
also : origin, source

Word History

Etymology

engendrure from Middle English, from Middle French, from Old French engendreure, from engendrer to engender + -ure; engendure from Middle English, alteration of engendrure

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“Engendrure.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/engendrure. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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