(ə-vônt′, ə-vänt′)
Hence; away.

[Middle English, forward, from Old French avant, from Latin abante : ab-, from; see ab-1 + ante, before; see ante-.]


sentence substitute
archaic go away! depart!
[C15: from Old French avant! forward!, from Late Latin ab ante forward, from Latin ab from + ante before]


(əˈvɔnt, əˈvɑnt)

adv. Archaic.
away; hence (used interjectionally).
[1275–1325; Middle English < Middle French avant to the front < Late Latin ab ante before. See ab-, ante-]
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