Aboute-waiter: attendant

You hate attendants to vanity of vanities.

Psalms, 30:7
Wycliffe volume 2, page 765

Early Version
Thou hatedist aboute waiteris, vanytes ouer veynliche.

Later Version
Thou hatist hem that kepen, vanytees superflui.

Modern senses: servant, attendant, hanger-on.

Etymology
Anglo-French waiter, guaiter to watch; Old English wæccan; akin to Old High German wahta. Please compare wake.

Comparative Latin: observantes vanitates, those observant of vanity.


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