Complete Definition of "aby"

English

Alternative spellings
abye

Etymology
OE. abycgan|Äbycgan (corresponding to a- + buy), from Ger.. Cognate with Gothic ð¿ðð±ð¿ð²ð¾ð°ð½.

Pronunciation
IPA|/ÉËbaɪ/
:rhymes|aɪ
audio|pl-aby.ogg|audio

Verb
en-verb|abies|abying|abought

  1. context|transitive|obsolete To pay for; to buy.
  2. context|transitive|archaic To pay the penalty for; atone for.

#:* Lest to thy peril thou aby it dear. - Shakespeare, Midsummer Night's Dream, III,ii

  1. context|transitive|archaic To pay as penalty, to suffer.
  2. context|transitive|archaic To endure, to experience, to tolerate. (Confused with abide.)
  3. context|intransitive|obsolete To endure; to abide. (Confused with abide.)

#:* But nought that wanteth rest can long aby. - Spenser

Category:English three letter words


Czech

Conjunction
infl|cs|conjunction

  1. so that, in order to, so

Polish

Pronunciation
IPA|/Ëabɨ/

Conjunction
aby

  1. to, in order to, so that

Category:Polish conjunctions

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