ataunt

adjective

əˈtȯnt,
-änt
variants or ataunto
-(ˌ)tō
1
: fully rigged
especially : with all light upper spars hoisted and rigged
2
: completely in order : shipshape

Word History

Etymology

ataunt from Middle English, as much as possible, from Middle French autant as much, as much as possible, from Old French altant, autant as much, from al, el other, other thing (from assumed Vulgar Latin ale, alteration of Latin aliud, neuter of alius other) + tant so much, from Latin tantum, neuter of tantus so great; ataunto, alteration of ataunt

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“Ataunt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ataunt. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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