- a male given name, form of Abraham.
- Archaic. to pay the penalty of.
- to endure; continue.
- to undergo suffering as a penalty.
Origin of aby
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Examples from the Web for abies
It is not distinguished by all botanists from the similar species, Abies grandis.American Forest Trees
Henry H. Gibson
Perhaps something Tim had written for the paper had aroused Abies ire.Joan of the Journal
Helen Diehl Olds
We cannot be sure what species of evergreen Cæsar intended by abies.Man and Nature
George P. Marsh
This consists chiefly of the leaves of some coniferous tree, either an Abies or a Pseudotsuga.Archeological Expedition to Arizona in 1895
Jesse Walter Fewkes
In the Kew Museum is preserved a cone of Abies excelsa, dividing into two divisions, each bearing bracts and scales.Vegetable Teratology
Maxwell T. Masters
- (tr) archaic to pay the penalty for; redeem
Old English ābycgan to pay for, atone for, from bycgan to buy
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