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From Middle English amansen, amansien, from Old English āmānsumian (to excommunicate, anathematize, curse, proscribe, outlaw, literally to disjoin), from a- (out, without) + ġemāna (community, company, common property, communion, companionship, intercourse, cohabitation) + -sumian, equivalent to a- +‎ mone (companion, companionship) +‎ -some. Cognate with Old High German armeinsamōn (to excommunicate).


amanse (third-person singular simple present amanses, present participle amansing, simple past and past participle amansed)

  1. (transitive, dialectal or obsolete) To excommunicate; interdict.
    • 1781, Jacob Bryant, Thomas Chatterton, Observations upon the poems of Thomas Rowley:
      From hence it is plain, that the amanased, or amansed nations were the infidel Saracens.
  2. (transitive, dialectal or obsolete) To ban; curse; accurse.

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  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of amansar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of amansar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of amansar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of amansar.