abe etymology

English word abe comes from English a-, English be

Detailed word origin of abe

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
a- English (eng) (no longer productive) Away from. [First attested from around 1150 to 1350.] (no longer productive) forming words with the sense of wholly, or utterly out[First attested from around 1150 to 1350.] (no longer productive) Of, from. [First attested prior to 1150.] Not, without, opposite of. (no longer productive) Towards; Used to indicate direction, reduction to, increase to, change into, or [...]
be English (eng) (AAVE, Caribbean, auxiliary, not conjugated) To tend to do, often do; marks the habitual aspect.. (With since) Used to indicate passage of time since the occurrence of an event.. (archaic, auxiliary) Used to form the perfect aspect with certain intransitive verbs, most of which indicate motion. Often still used for "to go". (dynamic/lexical "be", especially in progressive tenses, conjugated [...]
abe English (eng) (intransitive, infinitive, regional, British) Be.

Words with the same origin as abe

Descendants of a-
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