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Abie

[ey-bee] /ˈeɪ bi/
noun
1.
a male given name, form of Abraham.

aby

[uh-bahy] /əˈbaɪ/
verb (used with object), past and past participle abought.
1.
Archaic. to pay the penalty of.
verb (used without object), past and past participle abought. Obsolete
2.
to endure; continue.
3.
to undergo suffering as a penalty.
Also, abye.
Origin
1100
before 1100; Middle English abyen, Old English ābycgan. See a-3, buy
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British Dictionary definitions for abies

aby

/əˈbaɪ/
verb abys, abyes, abying, abought
1.
(transitive) (archaic) to pay the penalty for; redeem
Word Origin
Old English ābycgan to pay for, atone for, from bycgan to buy
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