adown

adverb
\ ə-ˈdau̇n \

Definition of adown

 (Entry 1 of 2)

archaic
: down

adown

preposition
\ ə-ˈdau̇n \

Definition of adown (Entry 2 of 2)

: down adown the long years— G. B. Shaw

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First Known Use of adown

Adverb

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Preposition

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for adown

Adverb

Middle English adoun, adoune, from Old English adūne, of dūne, from a- (from of) or of off, from + dūne, dative of dūn hill

Preposition

Middle English adoun, adoune, from adoun, adoune, adverb

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“Adown.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/adown. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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