The meaning of “Dwell” has wandered in a tricksy manner from “deceive and lead astray” in Old English through “hinder and delay” to “linger” and finally to “make a home” by the year 1300.  Now your “dwelling” is less likely to be your homemaking than the house in which you make your home.

  • 08.131 They dwelt most often by the edges of the woods,
  • 10.007 who still dared to dwell here
  • 10.003 when dwarves dwelt
  • 14.040 that dwelt on the borders of the Desolation of the Dragon.
  • 15.002 and these are birds that dwell always
  • 15.009 in their dwellings.
  • 15.020 that once dwelt here,
  • 15.048 the dwellings of the men of Esgaroth,
  • 15.021 and dwells nearest to this place.
  • 18.031 May it bring good fortune to all his folk that dwell here after!’

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