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Obsolete begone; avaunt: usually followed by thee: used in the imperative
Origin: < ?; earliest known occurrence in Shakespeare's Macbeth (I, iii, 6)
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transitive verb Archaic
Used in the imperative to express an order of dismissal: “Aroint thee, witch!” (Shakespeare).
Origin: Origin unknown.