1) Separate, apart, perhaps ‘in pieces’ in some cases.

1508 I witt to Thomas my brother my secondary gowne, beying sondre, Ripon

1552 a reed jackett taken sunder and lyinge in quarters, Garforth. As a verb it meant to separate or move apart: c.1620 a workeman ... did Cast some what Iron firth of the harth ... amongst the ... persons soe struggling whereupon they sundred one from another, Bradley, Huddersfield. It occurs several times in the place-name Sunderland: 1274 Matheus de Sundreland, Halifax

1424 ‘dwelling in Sondreland’, Tickhill.

dates 1274 1424 1508 1552 1620

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