astony

transitive verb

as·​tony
əˈstänē
-ed/-ing/-s
1
obsolete : stun, paralyze
2
archaic : daze, dismay, amaze
then Daniel was astonied for one hourDaniel 4:19 (Authorized Version)
I rent my garment and my mantle … and sat down astoniedEzra 9:3 (Authorized Version)
and I astonied fell and could not prayElizabeth B. Browning

Word History

Etymology

Middle English astonien, alteration of astonen, modification of Old French estoner, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin extonare, from Latin ex- + tonare to thunder

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“Astony.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/astony. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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