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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 Fairfax to this entry?)
    • c. 1380s, [Geoffrey Chaucer; William Caxton, editor], The Double Sorow of Troylus to Telle Kyng Pryamus Sone of Troye [...] [Troilus and Criseyde], [Westminster]: Explicit per Caxton, published 1482, OCLC 863541017; republished as William Thynne, editor, The Woorkes of Geffrey Chaucer, Newly Printed, with Diuers Addicions, which were Neuer in Printe before: With the Siege and Destruccion of the Worthy Citee of Thebes, Compiled by Ihon Lidgate, Monke of Berie. As in the Table More Plainly Dooeth Appere, book V, London: Imprinted at London, by Ihon Kyngston, for Ihon Wight, dwellying in Poules Churchyarde, 1561, OCLC 932919585, folio CXC, recto, column 1:
      But ſens I se there is no better waie / And that to late is now for me to rue, / To Diomede I woll algate be true.
  4. (obsolete) Altogether.

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