abeigh

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Probably from a- (in a state or condition) + Old Norse beigr, beygr (fear).

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

abeigh (comparative more abeigh, superlative most abeigh)

  1. (rare, Scotland) Cautiously aloof. [Mid 16th century.][1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 3
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