Middle English, literally, forward, from Anglo-French avant, from Latin abante forward, before, from ab from + ante before — more at of, ante-
15th century, in the meaning defined above
“Avaunt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/avaunt. Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.
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