abe

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

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably a- +‎ be.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

abe

  1. (intransitive, infinitive, regional, Britain) Be.
    • 1839, The New Monthly Magazine, volume 1, page 527:
      Let it abe, I say.
    • 1864, Charles Dickens, Household Words[1], page 186:
      But if it amuses her I let it abe.
    • 1885, Charles Gibbon, Heart's Delight[2], page 154:
      But let that abe.

References[edit]

  • Philip Babcock Gove (editor), Webster's Third International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged (G. & C. Merriam Co., 1976 [1909], →ISBN), page 3

Anagrams[edit]


Abinomn[edit]

Noun[edit]

abe

  1. elder sister

Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly related to avë.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

abe f (indefinite plural abe, definite singular abeja, definite plural abet)

  1. (regional) spectre, phantasm
  2. (regional) gracefulness
  3. (regional, colloquial) alphabet

Cimbrian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The sense “south” may be reinforced by or a semantic loan from Venetian: vago a Roma (I go south to Rome, literally I go down to Rome). This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

Adverb[edit]

abe (Sette Comuni)

  1. down
  2. south, down south
    Ich ghéa abe kan Ròome.
    I'm going down south to Rome.

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References[edit]

  • “abe” in Martalar, Umberto Martello; Bellotto, Alfonso (1974) Dizionario della lingua Cimbra dei Sette Communi vicentini, 1st edition, Roana, Italy: Instituto di Cultura Cimbra A. Dal Pozzo

Danish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /aːbə/, [ˈæːb̥ə]
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aːbə

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse api (fool).

Noun[edit]

abe c (singular definite aben, plural indefinite aber)

  1. monkey
  2. ape
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse apa, from api (fool).

Verb[edit]

abe (imperative ab, infinitive at abe, present tense aber, past tense abede, perfect tense har abet)

  1. mimic, ape
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Kom (Cameroon)[edit]

Adverb[edit]

abe

  1. outside (of)

References[edit]

  • Randy Jones, Provisional Kom - English lexicon (2001, Yaoundé, Cameroon)

Lun Bawang[edit]

abe

Noun[edit]

abe

  1. earring.

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Mirandese[edit]

abe

Etymology[edit]

From Latin avis, avem (bird), from Proto-Italic *awis (bird), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂éwis (bird).

Noun[edit]

abe f (plural abes)

  1. bird

Picard[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French arbre.

Noun[edit]

abe m (plural abes)

  1. tree

Sardinian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin apis.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈa.bɛ/, [ˈaːβ̞ɛ]

Noun[edit]

abe f (plural abes)

  1. bee
    S'abe faghet su mele.The bee makes honey.

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Scots[edit]

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Verb[edit]

abe (third-person singular present abes, present participle abein, past abet, past participle abet)

  1. to let alone, let be, leave undisturbed

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