a-be

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Perhaps a combination of let be and let alone, to give let a-be.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

a-be (comparative more a-be, superlative most a-be)

  1. (Scotland) Alone. [Early 18th century.][1]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 3