Obsolete begone; avaunt: usually followed by thee: used in the imperative
Origin of aroint; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps ; earliest known occurrence in Shakespeare's Macbeth (I, iii, 6)
Used in the imperative to express an order of dismissal: “Aroint thee, witch!” (Shakespeare).
Origin of arointOrigin unknown.
(third-person singular simple present aroints, present participle arointing, simple past and past participle arointed)
- (archaic) to dispel, to drive away
- 1605: And aroint thee, witch, aroint thee! — William Shakespeare, King Lear III.iv