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vaward

[vah-wawrd, vou-awrd] /ˈvɑˌwɔrd, ˈvaʊ ɔrd/
noun, Archaic.
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Origin
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English, variant of va(u)mwarde, vantward, aphetic for avantward < Anglo-French avantwarde, equivalent to avant (see avaunt) + warde < Old English weard ward
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