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From all +‎ gate (compare Old Norse alla götu).


algate (not comparable)

  1. (obsolete) Always.
  2. (obsolete) Any way, by any means.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, II.i:
      His onely hart sore, and his onely foe, / Sith Vna now he algates must forgoe [...].
  3. (obsolete) Anyway, in any case; notwithstanding; at all events; yet.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Chaucer to this entry?)
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Fairfax to this entry?)
  4. (obsolete) Altogether.

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