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Middle EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Anglo-Norman *aset, back-formed from asez, asetz (interpreted as a plural). Forms without initial a- are from rebracketing of asseth as a seth. Compare English asset, from a Modern English reinterpretation of asetz.

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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /aˈseːθ/, /ˈ(ə)seːθ/

NounEdit

asseth (uncountable) (Late Middle English)

  1. Recompense; compensation or indemnity for damages.
  2. Fulfilling; realisation of a duty, request, or question posed.
  3. Expiation; atoning by performing duties (instead of admission or reflection)
  4. Jesus's death as a sacrifice; the Atonement.
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Etymology 2Edit

Derived from the noun.

VerbEdit

asseth

  1. Alternative form of assethen