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English word await comes from Old Northern French awaitier.

Await etymology ?

Await detailed word origin explanation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
awaitier Old Northern French (fro-nor)
awaiten Middle English (enm)
await English (eng) (obsolete) A waiting for; ambush.. (obsolete) Watching, watchfulness, suspicious observation. (intransitive) To wait; to stay in waiting.. (intransitive) To watch, observe.. (transitive) To be in store for; to be ready or in waiting for.. (transitive) To expect.. (transitive, formal) To wait for.. (transitive, intransitive) To serve or attend; to wait on, wait upon.