[ uh-bahy ]
/ əˈbaɪ /
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verb (used with object), past and past participle a·bought.
Archaic. to pay the penalty of.
verb (used without object), past and past participle a·bought.Obsolete.
to endure; continue.
to undergo suffering as a penalty.
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British Dictionary definitions for aby
/ (əˈbaɪ) /
verb abys, abyes, abying or abought
(tr) archaic to pay the penalty for; redeem
Word Origin for aby
Old English ābycgan to pay for, atone for, from bycgan to buy
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