Wycliffe Gloss, Abashed: scared, afraid

I have known it is for you the Lord takes this land; for your ghastliness has fallen onto us, and all the inhabitants of the land have been scared.

Joshua 2:9
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Early Version

Y haue knowe that the Lord shal taak to ʒow the loond; forsothe ʒoure gastnes is faln into vs, and alle the dwellers of the loond ben abasshidy.

Later Version

Y knowe that the Lord hath bitake to you this lond; for youre feerdfulnesse felde in to vs, and alle the dwelleris of the lond  weren sike.

Wycliffe forms and reference

abasshid, Joshua 2:9;
abaist, Ezechiel 21:14;
abaischt, abaschid, Mark 5:42,
abaist, Mark 16:5.


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Etymology

Middle English abaishen, to lose one’s composure;
Anglo-French abaiss-, abair, to astonish;
Old French esbahir, esbair, esbahiss-.

Comparative Greek: ek-, out of, from.

Modern English

Modern form: ■→to abash. Please compare ■→abeyance.

Modern senses: to confound, to disconcert, to embarrass. Please compare ■→fear.


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