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Definition of ABY

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aby \aby\ v.
     1. atone for, make amends for
        [WordNet 1.5] Aby

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Aby \A*by"\, Abye \A*bye"\, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Abought}.] [AS. [=a]bycgan to pay for; pref. [=a]- (cf. Goth. us-, Ger. er-, orig. meaning out) + bycgan to buy. See {Buy}, and cf. {Abide}.]
     1. To pay for; to suffer for; to atone for; to make amends for; to give satisfaction. [Obs.]

     Syn: expiate
          [1913 Webster]

                Lest to thy peril thou aby it dear. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     2. To endure; to abide. [Obs.]
        [1913 Webster]

              But nought that wanteth rest can long aby.
                                                    --Spenser. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]


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