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ae n (plural ae) life; life, ferrow
[OE ǽ]
abaft adj behind; toward the stern relative to some other object or position; aft of;
[OED]
aban v. to publish, make known, bring out; proclaim, broadcast
[OE. abannan]
abreast adv 1.Informed, well-informed, familiar, acquainted; 2.Side by side, facing forward;
[First attested in the mid 15th century. From Middle English a (“on”) + brest (“breast”), in sense “breasts (chests) in line, side-by-side and exactly equally advanced”;[1] roughly “breast-by-breast”. Other senses of “equally advanced” developed metaphorically. Phrase keep abreast “keep informed, up to the same level as oneself” is from the 1650s.]
acraft vb to think out devise plan contrive as a craftsman;
[OE acræftan]
addled adj tampered with or rendered unproductive; tampered, corrupted
[uncommon with extension in meaning, from ME adel, foul, from OE adela, mud]
addleness n putrefaction; rotten-ness
[adel, foul, from OE adela, mud & ness]
addleware n neologism: the array, variety and number of goods found on the shelves of supermarkets that confuse and sometimes muddle older customers.;
[addle: muddle, confuse & ware: goods, products.]
adree vb endure, last, hold out.; suffer, bear, do
[OE. dreogan: to do, endure, suffer]
adwell vb seduce;
[OE adwellan]
afterfollower n successor, the one to come after;
[]
afanding n experience;
[a- + fand 'try, test out' +-ing]
afold adj. simple, single, one alone, singular, peculiar, matchless; onefold
[OE. anfeald]
afgod n idol or false god; graven image
[obsolete since AD1100, from OE af, of, aef, away + god 'superhuman deity']
aleasand n deliverer, redeemer, liberator;
[OE aliesend]
alehouse n a building in which ale can be bought and drunk; pub, tavern
[uncommon, from OE eala-hus]
ale-spinner n a brewer; brewer
[slang, from OE eala (ale) & spinnan"]
allhood n total;
['all' (all, universal, whole) + 'hood' (state of being)]
almsly adj charitable;
[OE ælmeslic]
andet vb admit, confess;
[OE andhetan]
andward adj present; here;
[from OE andweard]
andwork n physical substance; material, matter
[from OE andweorc]
andy adj resentfully envious; jealous
[OE andig]
anether vb humiliate;
[ME anetheren]
anew vb renew;
[OE edniwian]
anget n intellect;
[OE andgiet]
antake (antaking) vb to subtract, to take from, to take apart;
[Calque from NHG: ent+nehmen]
anvil n the lock (usually of iron) on which the smith hammers and shapes his metal; also fig; smithy's block
[from OE anfilti an, & perh filtan to weld]
aqueath vb declare, express;
[OE acweðan]
aquell vb kill, destroy;
[OE acwellan]
aquern n squirrel;
[from OE acweorna]
argh adj cowardly, fearful; inert,lazy,; reluctant; frightened, timid, hesitant, craven
[OE, still in northern dialect]
arveth n labour;
[OE earfoðe]
ashun vb despise, reject;
[]
ask n a newt or eft, occ. also the lizard; asker, eft
[OE aesxe: newt]
asking n a sentence or phrase that needs an answer; question, inquiry
[neologism, formed on the basis of OE geáscung, an inquiry, using modern ask + -ING]
asp n a poplar (populus tremula), with greyish bark and spreading branches, the leaves of which are specialy tremulous. also attrib. the wood of this tree.; poplar
[OE: æspae, æspe]
atel adj terrible;
[OE atol]
athrick vb press, oppress;
[OE aðryccan]
atspring vb to spring out; to gush forth, to rush forth, to spring up/forth/out, to spurt out
[OE: ætspringan]
atstreng n to withhold wrongfully; suppress, repress
[OE: ætstrengan]
atterloathe n antidote;
[ME atterlothe]
ay adv always, ever;
[OED]

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