Verb aby Definition and Examples



Definition as verb:


aby (third-person singular simple present abys, present participle abying, simple past and past participle abought)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To pay for; to buy. [1]
  2. (transitive, archaic) To pay the penalty for; to atone for, to make amends. [1]
  3. (intransitive, obsolete) To pay the penalty; atone. [1]
  4. (transitive, archaic) To pay as penalty, to suffer. [1]
  5. (intransitive, obsolete) Endure; remain. [1]
  6. (transitive, obsolete, now limited to Scotland) Endure; experience; tolerate. [1]

More definition:

1.Archaic. to pay the penalty of. endure; continue. undergo suffering as a penalty.

1. (transitive) (archaic) to pay the penalty for; redeem Word OriginOld English ābycgan to pay for, atone for, from bycgan to buyCollins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source

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