Variant of orphan
Origin: LL(Ec) orphanus < Gr orphanos < IE base *orbho-, orphan > L orbus, bereft, Ger erbe, inheritance, arbeit, work, Czech robotnik, serf
- being an orphan
- of or for orphans: an orphan home
- of a product that is medically valuable but is not produced because it lacks a profitable market, as a drug for a rare disease
- orphanhood noun
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