Middle English Dictionary Entry

abāven v.
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Definitions (Senses and Subsenses)

(a) To feel fear, surprise, etc.; (b) ppl. abaved, upset by fear, surprise, or wonder; afraid, embarrassed, puzzled, or amazed [largely contextual].

Supplemental Materials (draft)

  • c1425 Leg.Cross BC(2) (Pep 2125)50 : Thenne were þese carpenteres al astoned and abawed of þis merueyle.
  • Note: Additional quot., sense (b).