sere O.E. sear "dried up, withered," from P.Gmc. *sauzas (Cf. M.L.G. sor, Du. zoor), from PIE root *saus- (Cf. Skt. susyati "dries, withers;" O.Pers. uЕЎka- "dry" (adj.), "land" (n.); Avestan huЕЎka- "dry;" L. sudus "dry"). A good word now relegated to bad poetry. Related to SEAR (Cf. sear). Sere month was an old name for "August."

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