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  • verb transitive To excommunicate; interdict.
  • verb transitive To ban; curse; accurse.

Etymologies

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From Middle English amansen, amansien, from Old English āmānsumian ("to excommunicate, anathematize, curse, proscribe, outlaw", literally "to disjoin"), from a- ("out, without") + ġemāna ("community, company, common property, communion, companionship, intercourse, cohabitation") + -sumian, equivalent to a- +‎ mone (“companion, companionship”) +‎ -some. Cognate with Old High German armeinsamōn ("to excommunicate").

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