American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adv. Gone by; past: two years ago.
- adv. In the past: It happened ages ago.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Gone; gone by; gone away; past; passed away: always after the noun.
- In past time; in time gone by: only in the phrase long ago.
- adj. archaic or dialectal Gone; gone by; gone away; passed; passed away.
- adj. archaic or dialectal Nearly gone; dead (used in Devonshire at the turn of the 19th century)
- adv. in the past
GNU Webster's 1913
- Past; gone by; since.
- adj. gone by; or in the past
- adv. in the past
- From Middle English ago, agon ("passed"), past participle of agon ("to depart, escape, pass"), from Old English āgān ("to go away, pass away, go forth, come to pass"), from Proto-Germanic *uz- (“out”), *gānan (“to go”), equivalent to a- + gone. Cognate with German ergehen ("to come to pass, fare, go forth"). Compare also Old Saxon āgangan ("to go or pass by"), Gothic 𐌿𐍃𐌲𐌰𐌲𐌲𐌰𐌽 (usgaggan, "to go forth"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, past participle of agon, to go away, from Old English āgān : ā-, intensive pref. + gān, to go; see ghē- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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