expiate, aby, abye, atone

(verb) make amends for; “expiate one’s sins”


expiate, aby, abye, atone

(verb) make amends for; “expiate one’s sins”

Source: WordNet® 3.1


abye (third-person singular simple present abyes, present participle abyeing or abying, simple past and past participle abought)

Alternative spelling of aby


• Abey, abey, beya, eBay

Source: Wiktionary

A*by", A*bye", v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Abought.] Etym: [AS. abycgan 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.] Lest to thy peril thou aby it dear. Shak.

2. To endure; to abide. [Obs.] But nought that wanteth rest can long aby. Spenser.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


Word of the Day

21 January 2021


(adjective) pertaining to time-honored orthodox doctrines; “the simple security of traditional assumptions has vanished”

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