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  • verb transitive, obsolete To set on fire; kindle.
  • verb intransitive, obsolete To take or catch fire.

Etymologies

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From Middle English attenden, atenden, from Old English ātendan, earlier ontendan ("to set on fire, set fire to, kindle, inflame, trouble, perplex"), equivalent to a- +‎ tend. More at tend.

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