absey

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English abce, abcy, abse, apsy, equivalent to A +‎ B +‎ C.

Noun[edit]

absey (plural abseys)

  1. (obsolete) ABC; alphabet. [First attested around 1150 to 1350.][1]
  2. (obsolete) Absey book; abecedary. [First attested around 1150 to 1350.][1]
  3. (obsolete) An alphabetical acrostic list. [First attested around 1150 to 1350.][1]

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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors (2002), “absey”, in The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, →ISBN, page 9.

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