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adown

adverb \ə-ˈdau̇n\

Definition of adown

archaic

  1. :  down

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Origin and Etymology of adown

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


First Known Use: before 12th century


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adown

preposition \ə-ˈdau̇n\

Definition of adown

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

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Origin and Etymology of adown

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


First Known Use: 14th century


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