avaunt

avaunt

[uh-vawnt, uh-vahnt]
adverb Archaic.
away; hence.

Origin:
1275–1325; Middle English < Middle French avant to the front < Late Latin ab ante before (Latin: from before). See ab-, ante-

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avaunt (əˈvɔːnt)
 
sentence substitute
archaic go away! depart!
 
[C15: from Old French avant! forward!, from Late Latin ab ante forward, from Latin ab from + ante before]

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avaunt
interjection, late 15c., "begone," lit. "move on," from M.Fr. avant "forward!" from L. ab ante "from before" (whence also It. avanti).
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