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abate

Edited by T. F. Hoad

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

Published in print January 1996 | ISBN: 9780192830982
Published online January 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191727153
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XIII. — OF. abatre (mod. -tt-) :- Rom. *abbatt(u)ere, f. AD- + L. batt(u)ere beat; cf. BATE

Reference Entry.  20 words. 

Subjects: History of English

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