alway

adverb
al·​way | \ ˈȯl-(ˌ)wā How to pronounce alway (audio) \

Definition of alway

archaic
: always

First Known Use of alway

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for alway

Middle English alwey, alneway, from Old English ealne weg, literally, all the way, from ealne (accusative of eall all) + weg (accusative) way — more at way

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“Alway.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alway. Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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