See also: Abe, ABE, abé, Abé, abeʼ, a-be, abe-, and abe'

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Probably a- +‎ be.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

abe

  1. (intransitive, infinitive, regional, Britain) Be.
    • 1839, The New Monthly Magazine, volume 1, page 527:
      Let it abe, I say.
    • 1864, Charles Dickens, Household Words[1], page 186:
      But if it amuses her I let it abe.
    • 1885, Charles Gibbon, Heart's Delight[2], page 154:
      But let that abe.

ReferencesEdit

  • Philip Babcock Gove (editor), Webster's Third International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged (G. & C. Merriam Co., 1976 [1909], →ISBN), page 3

AnagramsEdit


AbinomnEdit

NounEdit

abe

  1. elder sister

AlbanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Possibly related to avë.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

abe f (indefinite plural abe, definite singular abeja, definite plural abet)

  1. (regional) spectre, phantasm
  2. (regional) gracefulness
  3. (regional, colloquial) alphabet

CimbrianEdit

EtymologyEdit

The sense “south” may be reinforced by or a semantic loan from Venetian: vago a Roma (I go south to Rome, literally I go down to Rome). This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

AdverbEdit

abe (Sette Comuni)

  1. down
  2. south, down south
    Ich ghéa abe kan Ròome.
    I'm going down south to Rome.

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ReferencesEdit

  • “abe” in Martalar, Umberto Martello; Bellotto, Alfonso (1974) Dizionario della lingua Cimbra dei Sette Communi vicentini, 1st edition, Roana, Italy: Instituto di Cultura Cimbra A. Dal Pozzo

DanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /aːbə/, [ˈæːb̥ə]
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aːbə

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse api (fool).

NounEdit

abe c (singular definite aben, plural indefinite aber)

  1. monkey
  2. ape
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Etymology 2Edit

From Old Norse apa, from api (fool).

VerbEdit

abe (imperative ab, infinitive at abe, present tense aber, past tense abede, perfect tense har abet)

  1. mimic, ape
SynonymsEdit

Kom (Cameroon)Edit

AdverbEdit

abe

  1. outside (of)

ReferencesEdit

  • Randy Jones, Provisional Kom - English lexicon (2001, Yaoundé, Cameroon)

Lun BawangEdit

 
abe

NounEdit

abe

  1. earring.

See alsoEdit


MirandeseEdit

 
abe

EtymologyEdit

From Latin avis, avem (bird), from Proto-Italic *awis (bird), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂éwis (bird).

NounEdit

abe f (plural abes)

  1. bird

PicardEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French arbre.

NounEdit

abe m (plural abes)

  1. tree

SardinianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin apis.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈa.bɛ/, [ˈaːβ̞ɛ]

NounEdit

abe f (plural abes)

  1. bee
    S'abe faghet su mele.The bee makes honey.

Further readingEdit


ScotsEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

abe (third-person singular present abes, present participle abein, past abet, past participle abet)

  1. to let alone, let be, leave undisturbed

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