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, Britain, uncommon) To 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

Afar[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʌˈbe/
  • Hyphenation: a‧be

Verb[edit]

abé

  1. (transitive) do
  2. (transitive) make
  3. (transitive) operate
  4. (transitive) execute

Conjugation[edit]

Conjugation of abe (type II verb)
Indicative
Perfective Imperfective
Positive Negative Positive Negative
1st singular abé mabinniyó abá mabá
2nd singular abté mabinnitó abtá mabtá
3rd singular m abé mabinná abá mabá
3rd singular f abté mabinná abtá mabtá
1st plural abné mabinninó abná mabná
2nd plural abteení mabinnitonú abtaaná mabtaaná
3rd plural abeení mabinnonú abaaná mabaaná
Imperative Optative
Positive Negative Positive Negative
singular áb mabín abáy abé way
plural abá mabiná abóonay abé wóonay
Obligative Conjunctive
Positive Negative Positive Negative
1st singular abaamá abé waamá ábu abé wáyu
2nd singular abtaamá abé waytaamá ábtu abé wáytu
3rd singular m abaamá abé waamá ábu abé wáyu
3rd singular f abtaamá abé waytaamá ábtu abé wáytu
1st plural abnaamá abé waynaamá ábnu abé wáynu
2nd plural abtaanamá abé waytaanamá abtánu abé waytóonu
3rd plural abaanamá abé waanaamá abánu abé wóonu
Consultative Positive converb
Positive Negative -h ábah
singular abóo mabóo -k ábak
plural abnóo mabnóo -ín(n)uh abínnuh
Future prospective -ínnuk abínnuk
Positive Negative Negative converb
1st singular abeliyó abé waamá -h abé waah
2nd singular abelitó abé waytaamá -k abé waak
3rd singular m abelé abé waamá -ín(n)uh abé wánnuh
3rd singular f abelé abé waytaamá -ínnuk abé wánnuk
1st plural abelinó abé waynaamá
2nd plural abelitónu abé waytaanamá
3rd plural abelónu abé waanaamá
Compound tenses
Past perfect perfective + -h + imperfective of en
Present progressive imperfective + -h + imperfective of en
Past progressive -k converb + perfective of sugé
Future progressive -k converb + imperfective of sugé
Past anterior imperfective + -h + perfective of en
imperfective + -h + perfective of sugé
Future anterior perfective + -h + imperfective of sugé
imperfective + -h + future simple of sugé
Past habitual -k converb + imperfective of en
-k converb + imperfective of sugé
Defective abé + perfective of raaré
abé + perfective of xaaxé
Immediate future positive conjunctive + imperfective of wee

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • E. M. Parker; R. J. Hayward (1985), “abe”, in An Afar-English-French dictionary (with Grammatical Notes in English), University of London, →ISBN
  • Mohamed Hassan Kamil (2015) L’afar: description grammaticale d’une langue couchitique (Djibouti, Erythrée et Ethiopie)[3], Paris: Université Sorbonne Paris Cité (doctoral thesis)

Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly related to avë.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

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

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

Further reading[edit]

  • Oda Buchholz, Wilfried Fiedler, Gerda Uhlisch (2000) Langenscheidt Handwörterbuch Albanisch, Langenscheidt Verlag, →ISBN, page 27 (abé)

Alemannic German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Adverb[edit]

abe

  1. down, downwards
    Antonym: ufe
    Wetsch scho wider abe?Do you already want down / off (i.e. alight) again?

Usage notes[edit]

See also[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • “ab-hin”, in Schweizerisches Idiotikon. Wörterbuch der schweizerdeutschen Sprache[4] (in German), volume 2, 1891, column 1319
  • abe”, in Wörterbuch Berndeutsch-Deutsch (in German), berndeutsch.ch, 1999–2021

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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Derived terms[edit]

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
Inflection[edit]
Synonyms[edit]
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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
Synonyms[edit]

Kom (Cameroon)[edit]

Adverb[edit]

abe

  1. outside (of)

References[edit]

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

Lashi[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

abe

  1. may (to be allowed)

References[edit]

  • Hkaw Luk (2017) A grammatical sketch of Lacid[5], Chiang Mai: Payap University (master thesis)

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]

Bee Collecting Pollen 2004-08-14.jpg

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.

Further reading[edit]


Scots[edit]

Adverb[edit]

abe

  1. Alternative form of abee

References[edit]