Astony
Astony As*ton"y, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Astonied}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Astonying}. See {Astone}.] To stun; to bewilder; to astonish; to dismay. [Archaic] [1913 Webster]

The captain of the Helots . . . strake Palladius upon the side of his head, that he reeled astonied. --Sir P. Sidney. [1913 Webster]

This sodeyn cas this man astonied so, That reed he wex, abayst, and al quaking. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]


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  • astony — verb /əˈstɒni/ To stun, paralyse, astound. eyther smote other soo that hors man wente to the erthe, and so they lay long astonyed, their hors knees brast to the hard bone …   Wiktionary

  • astony — as·tony …   English syllables

  • astony — əˈstänē transitive verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Etymology: Middle English astonien, alteration of astonen, modification of Old French estoner, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin extonare, from Latin ex + tonare to thunder more at thunder 1. obsolete : stun …   Useful english dictionary

  • Astonied — Astony As*ton y, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Astonied}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Astonying}. See {Astone}.] To stun; to bewilder; to astonish; to dismay. [Archaic] [1913 Webster] The captain of the Helots . . . strake Palladius upon the side of his head, that… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Astonying — Astony As*ton y, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Astonied}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Astonying}. See {Astone}.] To stun; to bewilder; to astonish; to dismay. [Archaic] [1913 Webster] The captain of the Helots . . . strake Palladius upon the side of his head, that… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Astonied — As*ton ied, p. p. Stunned; astonished. See {Astony}. [Archaic] [1913 Webster] And I astonied fell and could not pray. Mrs. Browning. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Astonish — As*ton ish, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Astonished}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Astonishing}.] [OE. astonien, astunian, astonen, OF. estoner, F. [ e]tonner, fr. L. ex out + tonare to thunder, but perhaps influenced by E. stun. See {Thunder}, {Astound}, {Astony}.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Astonished — Astonish As*ton ish, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Astonished}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Astonishing}.] [OE. astonien, astunian, astonen, OF. estoner, F. [ e]tonner, fr. L. ex out + tonare to thunder, but perhaps influenced by E. stun. See {Thunder}, {Astound},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Astonishing — Astonish As*ton ish, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Astonished}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Astonishing}.] [OE. astonien, astunian, astonen, OF. estoner, F. [ e]tonner, fr. L. ex out + tonare to thunder, but perhaps influenced by E. stun. See {Thunder}, {Astound},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Astun — A*stun , v. t. [See {Astony}, {Stun}.] To stun. [Obs.] Breathless and astunned. Somerville. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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