abeigh

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably from a- (in a state or condition) + Old Norse beigr, beygr (fear).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

abeigh (comparative more abeigh, superlative most abeigh)

  1. (rare, Scotland) Cautiously aloof. [Mid 16th century.][1]

References[edit]

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