as·​tony | \ əˈstänē \
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of astony

1 obsolete : stun, paralyze
2 archaic : daze, dismay, amaze then Daniel was astonied for one hour — Daniel 4:19 (Authorized Version) I rent my garment and my mantle … and sat down astonied — Ezra 9:3 (Authorized Version) and I astonied fell and could not pray— Elizabeth B. Browning

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History and Etymology for astony

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 17 Jun. 2021.

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