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amain

[ uh-meyn ]
/ əˈmeɪn /
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adverb Archaic.
with full force.
at full speed.
suddenly; hastily.
exceedingly; greatly.
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Origin of amain

First recorded in 1530–40; a-1 + main1
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British Dictionary definitions for amain

amain
/ (əˈmeɪn) /

adverb
archaic, or poetic with great strength, speed, or haste

Word Origin for amain

C16: from a- ² + main 1
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