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" Saxon original, is an abbreviation of AF, or OF; of AT ; of ON, or IN; and often only a corruption of the prepositive particle GE, or Y. "
Bell's Edition: The Poets of Great Britain Complete from Chaucer to ... - Page 15
1782
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The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature, Volume 54

Tobias Smollett - English literature - 1782
...vp 2. " A in compofuion, in words of Saxon original, is an abbreviation of af, or of; of at ; of on, or in ; and often only a corruption of the prepofitive...original, it is generally to be deduced from the Latin db, ad, and fometimes ex" I cannot fee how this obf'ervation can be applied to jultify fuch an arbitrary...
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The Canterbury Tales of Chaucer: With an Essay Upon His Language ..., Volume 5

Geoffrey Chaucer, Thomas Tyrwhitt - 1822
...an abbreviation of AF, or OF; of AT ; of ON, or IN; and often only a corruption of the prepositive particle GE, or Y. In words of French original, it...generally to be deduced from the Latin AB, AD, and sometimes Ex. A, Inter/'. Ah ! 1080. 9109. ABACKE, adv. SAX. Backwards. LW 864. ABAIST, part. pa. FR....
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The British Poets: Including Translations ...

British poets - Classical poetry - 1822
...is an abbreviation of of, or of; of at; of on, or in; and often only a corruption of the prepositive particle, ge, or y. In words of French original, it is generally to be deduced from the Latin uli, ad, ami sometimes ex. A, interj. Ah! [wards. Abacke, adv. Sax. BackAbaist, part. pa. Fr. Abashed,...
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The British Poets: Including Translations ...

British poets - Classical poetry - 1822
...abbreviation of of, or of; of at; of on, or in; and often only a corruption of the prepositive partide, ge, or y. In words of French original, it is generally to be deduced from the Latin ah, ad, and sometimes ex. •I, interj. Ah! [wards. Abacke, adv. Sax. Back..lhni.*t, part. pa. Fr....
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The Canterbury Tales of Chaucer: With an Essay on His Language and ..., Volume 5

Geoffrey Chaucer - 1830
...an abbreviation of AF, or OF ; of AT ; of ON, or IN ; and often only a corruption of the prepositive particle GE, or Y. In words of French original, it...generally to be deduced from the Latin AB, AD, and sometimes Ex. A,Interj. Ah! 1080.9109. ABACKE, adv. SAX. Backwards. LW 864. ABAIST, part. pa. FR. Abashed,...
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Poetical Works with Poems Formerly Printed with His Or Attributed ..., Volume 4

Geoffrey Chaucer - 1880
...at, on, in ; and often only a corruption of the prepositive particle ye or y. In words of AN origin it is generally to be deduced from the Latin ab, ad, and sometimes ex. A, interj. Ah ! Abake Abaischt, part. pa. AN abashed. Abate, v. AN to beat down. Abawed,...
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