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1. a- pref.(1), in verbs

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In verbs inherited from OE:(a) From OE ā-: a-biden, a-breken, a-fallen, a-reren, a-risen, a-senden, a-waken, a-winnen, and many others. (b) From OE on-: a-biden (also an-biden), ppl. a-knoue(n (also…

2. a- pref.(2), in adverbs

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From early ME a prep., derived from unstressed an before nouns, adjs., and advs. beginning with a consonant [OE on, an]. (a) Orig. noun phrases: a-beggeþ, a-bedde, a-blode, a-clokke, a-dai(es,

3. abaishen v.

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(a) To lose one's composure, be upset; -- refl. & intr.; (b) ben abaished, be upset or perplexed (as by fear, shame, surprise); contextually: be afraid, embarrassed, surprised; (c) waxen (becomen)

4. abilitẹ̄ n.

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A capacity for doing something, proficiency in an art or profession, ability, power.

5. -āble adj. suf.

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In words taken from OF (& L): (a) derived from verbs, with 'passive' meaning: accept-able, agre-able, am-able, blam-able, chaunge-able, forfet-able, fortun-able, honor-able, etc.; (b) derived from…

6. accǒunseilẹ̄ ppl.

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Secretly agreed, plotting.

7. affīe n.

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Reliance, trust; don affie, setten affie, to put (one's) trust (in sb.).

8. afō̆rce adv.

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By compulsion, of necessity; aforce fin, by sheer force, by main force.

9. after- prefix

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Verbal cpds.: (a) after- bending, the second bending, a bending back (of a bow); prob., the shaping process which gives the ends a curvature the reverse of that at the center; after- berende, bearing…

10. -āl suf.

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(a) In numerous adjs. taken from Latin, either directly or by way of Old French, as annu-al, -el, cordi-al, formal, -el, funer-al, gener-al, mort-al, natur-al, tempor-al, -el; (b) in a number of…

11. amōciǒun n.

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Removal (from office), discharge.

12. anelās n.

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(a) A two-edged stiletto or dagger; (b) a spike [see quot.].

13. antiphonē̆r(e n.

Additional spellings: antiphonere
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A book containing a collection of antiphones [cp. anteme] and, it seems, also other sacred songs; antiphoner noted, an antiphoner with musical notation.

14. apallen v.

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(a) Of vigor of body or mind: grow or make faint or tired; grow indifferent; of youth: wane; (b) of emotions, memory: fade away or make fade; tone down, allay; (c) of power, honor, fame, etc.: grow or…

15. apassen v.

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(a) To move along, pass by; pass (over sth.); pass (to sb.); (b) to go by, vanish; (c) to pass away, die; (d) of time: to pass.

16. apoint n.

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(a) A decision or resolve; (b) (mental) equipment, capability.

17. arblast, -blastē̆r n.

Additional spellings: arblaster
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(a) A weapon for discharging quarrels, stones, etc., consisting of a bow set crosswise on a shaft; a crossbow, an arbalest; (b) a missile shot from a crossbow; arblast shute.

18. aretten v.

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(a) To attribute (sth. to sth.); aretten it mi vileinie, attribute it to my ill-breeding; aretten to (in), to impute (sin, guile, unbelief, etc.) to (sb.); aretten to (unto), to place the blame for…

19. ascaunce adv. & conj.

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(a) Conj. In such a way that; even as, as; (b) as if, pretending that; -- also ascaunce that.

20. assẹ̄th n.

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Fulfillment, satisfaction, reparation; maken (don) asseth, give satisfaction: (a) fulfillment of a wish, expectation or requirement; (b) fulfilling of a need; (c) satisfactory answer to a question or…