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[edit]

Adjective[edit]

abay

  1. Close to each other; together.

Noun[edit]

abay

  1. Companion; best man or bridesmaid.

Verb[edit]

abay

  1. To escort.
    Si Pedro ang abay ni Juan sa kasal.
    Pedro is the best man of Juan in his wedding.
    Umabay si Pedro sa kasal ni Juan.
    Pedro acted as a best man at Juan's wedding.
    Abayan mo si Juan sa kasal niya.
    Be Juan's best man at his wedding.