Sel"dem (?), adv. [Usually, compar. More seldom (); superl. Most seldom (); but sometimes also, Seldomer (), Seldomest.] [AS. seldan, seldon, seldum, fr. seld rare; akin to OFries. sielden, D. zelden, G. selten, OHG. seltan, Icel. sjaldan, Dan. sielden, Sw. sallan, Goth. sildaleiks marvelous.]
Rarely; not often; not frequently.
Wisdom and youth are seldom joined in one.
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