abite

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English abiten, from Old English ābītan (to bite in pieces, tear to pieces, bite, eat, devour, gnaw, taste, partake of, consume), from Proto-Germanic *uz- (out) + *bītaną (to bite), from Proto-Indo-European *bheid- (to break, bite), equivalent to a- +‎ bite.

Verb[edit]

abite (third-person singular simple present abites, present participle abiting, simple past abit, past participle abitten)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To bite; eat; devour.

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

abīte

  1. second-person plural active imperative of abeō: go away!, depart!