a-be

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See also: abe, Abe, ABE, abé, Abé, abe-, and abe'

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Perhaps a combination of let be and let alone, to give let a-be.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

a-be (comparative more a-be, superlative most a-be)

  1. (Scotland) Alone. [Early 18th century.][1]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 “a-be” in Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors, The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2002, ISBN 978-0-19-860457-0, page 3.

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