Adaw
Adaw A*daw", v. t. & i. [OE. adawen to wake; pref. a- (cf. Goth. us-, Ger. er-) + dawen, dagon, to dawn. See {Daw}.] To awaken; to arouse. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

A man that waketh of his sleep He may not suddenly well taken keep Upon a thing, ne seen it parfitly Till that he be adawed verily. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]


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