Abye
Aby A*by", Abye A*bye", v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Abought}.] [AS. [=a]bycgan to pay for; pref. [=a]- (cf. Goth. us-, Ger. er-, orig. meaning out) + bycgan to buy. See {Buy}, and cf. {Abide}.] 1. To pay for; to suffer for; to atone for; to make amends for; to give satisfaction. [Obs.]

Syn: expiate [1913 Webster]

Lest to thy peril thou aby it dear. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To endure; to abide. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

But nought that wanteth rest can long aby. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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