A·bought imp. & p. p. of Aby. [Obs.]
A·by, A·bye v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Abought ]
1. To pay for; to suffer for; to atone for; to make amends for; to give satisfaction. [Obs.]
Syn: -- expiate
Lest to thy peril thou aby it dear. --Shak.
2. To endure; to abide. [Obs.]
But nought that wanteth rest can long aby. --Spenser.
v : make amends for; "expiate one's sins" [syn: expiate, abye,
[also: abye, abought]