abay

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French abai, aboi, abay (barking), from the verb abayer.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

abay (plural abays)

  1. (obsolete) Barking or baying of dogs at their prey. [Attested from around (1150 to 1350) until the late 17th 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 2

Crimean Tatar[edit]

Noun[edit]

abay

  1. (Northern dialect) grandmother

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

  • Corresponding word in a standard Crimean Tatar: qartana

Hiligaynon[edit]

Verb[edit]

abáy (diminutive abáy-abáycausative paabáyfrequentative abáy-abáy)

  1. to enter, join
  2. to associate, mingle

Tagalog[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

abay

  1. Close to each other; together.

Noun[edit]

abay

  1. Companion; best man or bridesmaid.

Verb[edit]

abay

  1. To escort.
    Si Pedro ang abay ni Juan sa kasal.'
    Pedro is the best man of Juan in his wedding.
    Umabay si Pedro sa kasal ni Juan.
    Pedro acted as a best man at Juan's wedding.
    Abayan mo si Juan sa kasal niya.
    Be Juan's best man at his wedding.