avaunt

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

1275–1325; Middle English, from Old French avant (to the front).

Interjection[edit]

avaunt

  1. (archaic) Begone; depart; a word of contempt or abhorrence, equivalent to the phrase "Get thee gone."

Noun[edit]

avaunt (plural avaunts)

  1. (obsolete) A vaunt; a boast.

Verb[edit]

avaunt (third-person singular simple present avaunts, present participle avaunting, simple past and past participle avaunted)

  1. (obsolete) To advance; to move forward; to elevate.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Spenser to this entry?)
  2. (obsolete) To depart; to move away.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Coverdale to this entry?)
  3. (archaic) To vaunt; to boast.

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Romansch[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (Rumantsch Grischun, Surmiran, Vallader) avant
  • (Sursilvan) avon
  • (Sutsilvan) avànt

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin abante, from Latin ab + ante, from Proto-Indo-European *ant- (front, forehead).

Preposition[edit]

avaunt

  1. (Puter) ago

Related terms[edit]

  • aunz (before, beforehand)

Old French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Adverb[edit]

avaunt

  1. (late Anglo-Norman) before; earlier (with respect to time)

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