aby

aby

[uh-bahy]
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:
before 1100; Middle English abyen, Old English ābycgan. See a-3, buy

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To aby
Collins
World English Dictionary
aby or abye (əˈbaɪ)
 
vb , abys, abyes, abying, abought
archaic (tr) to pay the penalty for; redeem
 
[Old English ābycgan to pay for, atone for, from bycgan to buy]
 
abye or abye
 
vb
 
[Old English ābycgan to pay for, atone for, from bycgan to buy]

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature
FAVORITES
RECENT

;