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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English abay, a-bay, from Old French abai, aboi, abay (barking), from the verb abayer.[1]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

abay (plural abays)

  1. (obsolete) Barking or baying of dogs at their prey. [Attested from around (1150 to 1350) until the late 17th century.][1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], →ISBN), page 2

AnagramsEdit


Crimean TatarEdit

NounEdit

abay

  1. (Northern dialect) grandmother

Usage notesEdit

  • Corresponding word in a standard Crimean Tatar: qartana

DeclensionEdit


HiligaynonEdit

VerbEdit

abáy (diminutive abáy-abáy, causative paabáy, frequentative abáy-abáy)

  1. to enter, join
  2. to associate, mingle

Middle EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French abai, from abayer.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /əˈbɛi̯/, /aˈbɛi̯/

NounEdit

abay (uncountable)

  1. (rare) The state of being defenceless against one's enemies.
  2. (rare, Late ME) The baying of hounds in order to stop prey from escaping.

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit


TagalogEdit

Pronunciation 1Edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈʔa.baj/
  • (file)

NounEdit

abay

  1. best man; groomsman
    Si Pedro ang abay ni Juan sa kasal.
    Pedro is the best man of Juan in the wedding.
  2. maid of honor; bridesmaid
  3. escort; attendant; retainer
  4. (colloquial) pal; friend; partner; companion
Derived termsEdit

Pronunciation 2Edit

AdjectiveEdit

abáy

  1. lying or sitting close to each other
Derived termsEdit