aidance

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French aidance, from aidier (help, aid); equivalent to aid +‎ -ance.

Noun[edit]

aidance (countable and uncountable, plural aidances)

  1. Aid; assistance; help.
    • 1880, Richard Francis Burton, Os Lusíadas, volume II, page 339:
      Since sware the Parcæ unto me, their friend, / they shall adore my name, my favour prize; / and, as their feats of armèd prowess shend / all feats of rival Rome, I lief devise / some mode of aidance in what things I may, / far as our force o'er man extendeth sway.
    • 1885, Richard F. Burton, chapter XI, in The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night, volume I, The Burton Club, page 108:
      I hoped your aidance in mine every chance[.]

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Walloon[edit]

Noun[edit]

aidance m

  1. help, assistance, aid