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  • adjective rare Rare; uncommon.
  • adverb rare Rarely; seldom.

Etymologies

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From seld +‎ -some. Compare Middle English seldsene ("seldsome, rare", literally "rarely seen"). Cognate with West Frisian seldsum ("rare"), Dutch zeldzaam ("rare, scarce"), German seltsam ("strange, odd"), Danish seldsom ("seldsome").

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