Other Word Forms of Sullen
Origin of Sullen
From Middle English solein, from Anglo-Norman solein (“alone"), from sole (“single, sole, alone"), from Latin sōlus (“by oneself alone"). The change in meaning from "single" to morose occurred in Middle English.
Middle English solein from Anglo-Norman solein alone from sol single from Latin sōlus by oneself alone s(w)e- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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