Middle English Dictionary Entry

abīder n.
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Definitions (Senses and Subsenses)

(a) One who stays in a place, a sojourner, a dweller; (b) one who is constant or steadfast, one who perseveres.

Supplemental Materials (draft)

  • (a1382) WBible(1) (Dc 369(1))Prov.17.8 : Most kinde iemme, the abiding of the abidere;
  • Note: ?New sense
    Note: L gemma gratissima expectatio praestolantis
    Note: WBible(2): A preciouse stoon moost acceptable is the abiding of hym that sekith.