see ealswá

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  • alswa — adv. == also, in like manner. O. and N. 237 == as if. O. and N. 146 …   Oldest English Words

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  • also — /awl soh/, adv. 1. in addition; too; besides; as well: He was thin, and he was also tall. 2. likewise; in the same manner: Since you re having another cup of coffee, I ll have one also. conj. 3. and: He was mean, also ugly. [1125 75; ME; OE… …   Universalium

  • as — as1 /az/; unstressed /euhz/, adv. 1. to the same degree, amount, or extent; similarly; equally: I don t think it s as hot and humid today as it was yesterday. 2. for example; for instance: Some flowers, as the rose, require special care. 3.… …   Universalium

  • as — [12] Ultimately, as is the same word as also. Old English alswā ‘in just this way’ was used in some contexts in which modern English would use as, and as it was weakly stressed in such contexts it gradually dwindled to als or ase and finally to… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • as — c.1200, worn down form of O.E. alswa quite so (see ALSO (Cf. also)), fully established by c.1400. Equivalent to so; any distinction in use is purely idiomatic. Related to Ger. als as, than, from M.H.G. also. Phrase as well just as much is… …   Etymology dictionary

  • also — adverb in addition; too. Origin OE alswā quite so, in that manner, similarly (see all, so1) …   English new terms dictionary

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