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Etymology 1Edit

From a +‎ main (strength, power, force).

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

amain (comparative more amain, superlative most amain)

  1. (archaic) With full force; forcefully, violently. [from 16th c.]
  2. (archaic) At full speed; in great haste. [from 16th c.]
    • Holinshed
      They fled amain.
    • Dante Gabriel Rosetti, Chimes, VII, lines 5-6
      The heavy rain it hurries amain
      And heaven and the hurricane.
  3. (Britain dialectal) Out of control.
    • 1790, Felling/Heworth, Errington:
      two waggons coming after me amain [...]
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Etymology 2Edit

French amener.

VerbEdit

amain (third-person singular simple present amains, present participle amaining, simple past and past participle amained)

  1. (nautical) To lower the topsail, in token of surrender; to yield.

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NormanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Old Norse almanna (for everyone).

AdjectiveEdit

amain m

  1. (Jersey) of easy use

TagalogEdit

NounEdit

amaín

  1. uncle