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aby

or a·bye

[ uh-bahy ]

verb (used with object)

, past and past participle a·bought.
  1. Archaic. to pay the penalty of.


verb (used without object)

, Obsolete.
, past and past participle a·bought.
  1. to endure; continue.
  2. to undergo suffering as a penalty.

aby

/ əˈbaɪ /

verb

  1. archaic.
    tr to pay the penalty for; redeem


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Word History and Origins

Origin of aby1

before 1100; Middle English abyen, Old English ābycgan. See a- 3, buy
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Word History and Origins

Origin of aby1

Old English ābycgan to pay for, atone for, from bycgan to buy
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Example Sentences

“Aby Rosen and the Mugrabis just bought ten pieces” he said.

Aby crawled away from his father, rose, and then bade his father follow him.

Another ten minutes of unmingled joy, and Aby is at the door.

"What would you think now—" Mr. Mollett was continuing; but Aby interrupted him somewhat violently.

Aby had well known that his father in his present mood would not stand the manner in which the interruption was attempted.

Old Mollett turned round to strike at his son; but even in his present state he was somewhat quelled by Aby's eye.

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