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Meaning of ADAW

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \A*daw"\, v. t. [Cf. OE. adawe of dawe, AS. of dagum from
    days, i. e., from life, out of life.]
    To subdue; to daunt. [Obs.]
    
          The sight whereof did greatly him adaw.  --Spenser.
    
    
  2. \A*daw"\, v. t. & i. [OE. adawen to wake; pref. a- (cf.
    Goth. us-, Ger. er-) + dawen, dagon, to dawn. See {Daw}.]
    To awaken; to arouse. [Obs.]
    
          A man that waketh of his sleep He may not suddenly well
          taken keep Upon a thing, ne seen it parfitly Till that
          he be adawed verily.                     --Chaucer.
    
    
 

 

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