abus

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See also: Abus and abuş

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French abus

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /a.by/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

abus m (plural abus)

  1. abuse (improper usage)

Further reading[edit]


Latvian[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

abus

  1. accusative plural masculine form of abi

Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French abus (improper use), from Latin abūsus (misused, using up), perfect active participle of abūtor, abūtī (use up, exhaust, consume; waste, squander; misuse, abuse; use improperly).

Noun[edit]

abus m (plural abus)

  1. (Jersey) abuse

Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin abusus, from the verb abutor (I misuse, abuse).

Noun[edit]

abus m (oblique plural abus, nominative singular abus, nominative plural abus)

  1. excess
  2. abuse

Descendants[edit]

  • French: abus, abuser
  • Norman: abuser, abûther
  • Middle English: abusen

Tok Pisin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

abus

  1. animal
  2. meat
  3. (hunting) game
  4. side-dish
  5. garnish
  6. (figuratively) Something that one likes and often has ('having it for breakfast')

Derived terms[edit]