abed

abed

[uh-bed]
adverb
1.
in bed: to stay abed late on Sundays.
2.
confined to bed.

Origin:
1200–1300; Middle English; see a-1, bed

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abed (əˈbɛd)
 
adv
archaic in bed

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abed
O.E. on bedde "in bed," from a- (1) + bed.
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