atene

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English atenen, ateonen, from Old English *ātēonian, *ātȳnan, *ātīenan, from a- + tēonian (to injure, irritate, slander), and tȳnan, tīenan (to irritate, vex, trouble, insult, revile), equivalent to a- +‎ teen.

Verb[edit]

atene (third-person singular simple present atenes, present participle atening, simple past and past participle atened)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To irritate; grill; vex; annoy.