abeigh

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably from a- (in a state or condition) + Old Norse beigr, beygr (fear).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

abeigh (comparative more abeigh, superlative most abeigh)

  1. (rare, Scotland) Cautiously aloof. [Mid 16th century.][1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ “abeigh” in Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors, The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2002, ISBN 978-0-19-860457-0, page 3.