Origin of sundryMiddle English sundri from Old English syndrig, separate from sundor, apart: see sunder and -y
An example of sundry is when you have a chest full of jewelry and a collection of other little trinkets.
Origin of sundryMiddle English sundri from Old English syndrig separate
- all and sundry
- various and sundry
From Middle English sundry, sondry, sindry, from Old English syndriÄ¡ (“separate, single; sundry, various, distinct; special, private, peculiar, exceptional, particular; characteristic; (distributive) one each"), from sundor (“asunder, apart, separately"), equivalent to sunder +"Ž -y. Cognate with Low German sunderig (“single, special"), Middle High German sunderig (“separate, special, private"), Swedish sÃ¶ndrig (“broken, tattered").
- Sundry experiments have been made to adapt esparto for use in the coarser textile fabrics.
- (the beautiful version of the story of the nightingale's death) is translated from Strada; while the scheme of the tedious interlude exhibiting the various forms of madness is avowedly taken, together with sundry comments, from Burton's Anatomy of Melancholy.
- Excellent fruits are produced in its vicinity, and its exports include cacao, coffee, sugar, hides, tobacco and sundry products in small quantities.
- Parkinson tells us that in his time (early in the 17th century) the naked oat was sown in sundry places, but "nothing so frequent" as the common sort.
- Fox relates that "the registers of London make mention of certain Dutchmen counted for Anabaptists, of whom ten were put to death in sundry places in the realm, anno 1535; other ten repented and were saved."