(intransitive) To be full to overflowing. [First attested from around (1350 to 1470).]
(intransitive) To be highly productive.
Origin of Abound
From Middle English abounden, abounde, from Old French abonder, abunder, from Latin abundāre, present active infinitive of abundō (“overflow”), which comes from ab (“from, down from”) + undō (“surge, swell, rise in waves, move in waves”), from unda (“wave”).
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
First attested around 1325.
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