(v. t. & i.)
Alt. of Abye
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
\a*by"\, abye \a*bye"\ ] (&?;), v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. abought (&?;).] [as. ābycgan to pay for; pref. ā- (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.] lest to thy peril thou aby it dear.
2. to endure; to abide. [obs.] but nought that wanteth rest can long aby.
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