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English word above comes from Old English (ca. 450-1100) ābufan.

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Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
ābufan Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
abuven Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
above English (eng) (archaic) betterment, raised status or condition.. Heaven. [first attested around 1150–1350]. Higher authority.. Something, especially a person's name in legal documents, that appears higher on the same page or on a preceding page. Being located higher on the same page or on a preceding page. [first attested in the mid 18th century.]. Of heaven; heavenly. [first attested around (1150 to [...]