amain

amain

[uh-meyn]
adverb Archaic.
1.
with full force.
2.
at full speed.
3.
suddenly; hastily.
4.
exceedingly; greatly.

Origin:
1530–40; a-1 + main1

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amain (əˈmeɪn)
 
adv
archaic, poetic or with great strength, speed, or haste
 
[C16: from a-² + main1]

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amain
1530s, from main by analogy with other words in a- (e.g. afoot).
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