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 (plural abays)

  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), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], →ISBN), page 2

Anagrams[edit]


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]

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 ME) The baying of hounds in order to stop prey from escaping.

Descendants[edit]

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Tagalog[edit]

Pronunciation 1[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʔa.baj/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

abay

  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
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Pronunciation 2[edit]

Adjective[edit]

abáy

  1. lying or sitting close to each other
Derived terms[edit]