from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To disdain.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- See sdain.
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From Italian sdegnare, aphetic form of disdegnare; later also taken as shortening of disdain.
496 Yet do not sdeign to let your name be written sdeign > disdain