The Collaborative International Dictionary
Aby \A*by"\, Abye \A*bye"\, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Abought.] [AS. [=a]bycgan to pay for; pref. [=a]- (cf. Goth. us-, Ger. er-, orig. meaning out) + bycgan to buy. See Buy, and cf. Abide.]
To pay for; to suffer for; to atone for; to make amends for; to give satisfaction. [Obs.]
Lest to thy peril thou aby it dear.
To endure; to abide. [Obs.]
But nought that wanteth rest can long aby.
vb. (alternative spelling of aby English)
Usage examples of "abye".
Have heer my trouthe, as thou art his espye, Telle where he is, or thou shalt it abye, By God and by the hooly sacrament, For soothly thou art oon of his assent To sleen us yonge folk, thou false theef?