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  • n. Ligature from the letters a and e.
  • n. near-open front unrounded vowel
  • n. Ligature of vowels a and e.


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  • Obs. n., River; a running body of water (OE. , é, ǽ; cognate with Latin aqua, OFris. â, ê, OS./OHG. aha, Goth. ahwa).

    Obs. n., Law, especially the law of nature, or of God (OE. æ, æw); hence, legal custom, rite, marriage — and eaubruche (OE. æ + bruche, a breaking), adultery.

    August 19, 2008