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selcouth adj. [SEL-kooth]

Rarely known; unusual; strange.


First Known Use: before 12th century
From Middle English, from Old English seldcuth, from seldan = seldom + cuth =known, from cunnan = to know) Uncouth has a obsolete usage similar to selcouth.


‘A selcouth novelty,’ muttered the knight, ‘to advance to storm such a castle without pennon or banner displayed.’

1814, Walter Scott, Ivanhoe

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