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Is aby a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word aby is a Scrabble US word. The word aby is worth 8 points in Scrabble:

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Is aby a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word aby is a Scrabble UK word and has 8 points:

A1B3Y4

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You can make 7 words from 'aby' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.


3 letters words from 'aby'

ABY 8BAY 8

2 letters words from 'aby'

AB 4AY 5
BA 4BY 7
YA 5 

All 3 letters words made out of aby

aby bay ayb yab bya yba

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word aby. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in aby.

Definitions and meaning of aby

aby

Alternative forms

  • abigg (obsolete)
  • abye
  • abuy

Etymology

From Middle English abyen, abien, abiggen, from Old English ābyċġan (to buy; pay for; buy off; requite; recompense; redeem; perform; execute), from Proto-Germanic *uzbugjaną, equivalent to a- +‎ buy. Cognate with Gothic 𐌿𐍃𐌱𐌿𐌲𐌾𐌰𐌽 (usbugjan).

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation, General American) IPA(key): /əˈbaɪ/
  • Rhymes: -aɪ

Verb

aby (third-person singular simple present abys, present participle abying, simple past and past participle abought)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To pay for; to buy. [12th-16th c.]
  2. (transitive, archaic) To pay the penalty for; to atone for, to make amends. [from 12th c.]
  3. (intransitive, obsolete) To pay the penalty; atone. [12th-16th c.]
  4. (transitive, archaic) To pay as penalty, to suffer. [from 12th c.]
  5. (intransitive, obsolete) Endure; remain. [14th-16th c.]
  6. (transitive, obsolete, now limited to Scotland) Endure; experience; tolerate. [from 16th c.]

Usage notes

  • Aby and abide became confused with each other for a period of time.

Synonyms

  • (to pay for): purchase, procure; See also Thesaurus:buy
  • (to pay the penalty for): make amends, make up
  • (to pay the penalty): atone, expiate, propitiate
  • (to pay as penalty): suffer, sustain
  • (to endure): go on, hold on; See also Thesaurus:persist
  • (to tolerate): brook, put up with; See also Thesaurus:tolerate

Related terms

  • abide

References

Anagrams

  • Bay, YBA, bay

Czech

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈabɪ]

Conjunction

aby

  1. so that, in order to, so

Related terms

  • abych
  • abychom
  • abys
  • abyste

Further reading

  • aby in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • aby in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Lower Sorbian

Etymology

Univerbation of (that) +‎ by (would)

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈabɨ/

Verb

aby (defective, invariable)

  1. that… would

Further reading

  • aby in Ernst Muka/Mucke (St. Petersburg and Prague 1911–28): Słownik dolnoserbskeje rěcy a jeje narěcow / Wörterbuch der nieder-wendischen Sprache und ihrer Dialekte. Reprinted 2008, Bautzen: Domowina-Verlag.
  • aby in Manfred Starosta (1999): Dolnoserbsko-nimski słownik / Niedersorbisch-deutsches Wörterbuch. Bautzen: Domowina-Verlag.

Polish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈa.bɨ/

Conjunction

aby

  1. to, in order to, so that
    Synonyms: by, żeby, ażeby

Further reading

  • aby in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • aby in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Scots

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /əˈbaɪ/

Adverb

aby (comparative mair aby, superlative maist aby)

  1. (Doric) ago, past

Source: wiktionary.org
  • (archaic) to pay the penalty.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)