abay

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English abay, a-bay, from Old French abai, aboi, abay (barking), from the verb abayer.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

abay (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete) Barking or baying of dogs at their prey. [Attested from around (1150 to 1350) until the late 17th century.][1]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors (2002), “abay”, in The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, →ISBN, page 2.

Anagrams[edit]

Bikol Central[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Inherited from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *abay.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʔabaj/, [ˈʔa.baɪ̯]
  • Hyphenation: a‧bay

Verb[edit]

abay (Basahan spelling ᜀᜊᜌ᜔)

  1. to do something together
    Synonym: sabay
  2. to accompany; to usher
    Synonym: iba
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʔaˈbaj/, [ʔaˈbaɪ̯]
  • Hyphenation: a‧bay

Noun[edit]

abáy (Basahan spelling ᜀᜊᜌ᜔)

  1. waistband
  2. sash
    Synonym: salihoy
  3. belt
    Synonym: paha
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Crimean Tatar[edit]

Noun[edit]

abay

  1. (Northern dialect) grandmother

Usage notes[edit]

  • Corresponding word in a standard Crimean Tatar: qartana

Declension[edit]

Hiligaynon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *abay.

Verb[edit]

abáy (diminutive abáy-abáy, causative paabáy, frequentative abáy-abáy)

  1. to enter; join
  2. to associate; mingle

Middle English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French abai, from abayer.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /əˈbɛi̯/, /aˈbɛi̯/

Noun[edit]

abay (uncountable)

  1. (rare) The state of being defenceless against one's enemies.
  2. (rare, Late Middle English) The baying of hounds in order to stop prey from escaping.

Descendants[edit]

  • English: abay

References[edit]

Tagalog[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Central Philippine *abay, from Proto-Philippine *abay. Compare Bikol Central abay, Cebuano abay, and Kapampangan abe.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʔabaj/, [ˈʔa.baɪ̯] (noun)
  • (file)
  • IPA(key): /ʔaˈbaj/, [ʔɐˈbaɪ̯] (adjective)
  • Syllabification: a‧bay

Noun[edit]

abay (Baybayin spelling ᜀᜊᜌ᜔)

  1. best man; groomsman
    Si Pedro ang abay ni Juan sa kasal.
    Pedro is the best man of Juan in the wedding.
  2. maid of honor; bridesmaid
  3. escort; attendant; retainer
  4. (colloquial) pal; friend; partner; companion

Derived terms[edit]

Adjective[edit]

abáy (Baybayin spelling ᜀᜊᜌ᜔)

  1. lying or sitting close to each other

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • abay”, in Pambansang Diksiyonaryo | Diksiyonaryo.ph, Manila, 2018