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English

Etymology

From Old English bycġan (obtain by paying a price), which is cognate with Gothic 𐌱𐌿𐌲𐌾𐌰𐌽 (bugjan). Both are ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *bheug(h).

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to buy

Third person singular
buys

Simple past
bought

Past participle
-

Present participle
buying

to buy (third-person singular simple present buys, present participle buying, simple past and past participle bought)
  1. (transitive) To obtain (something) in exchange for money or goods
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) to accept as true; to believe
    I don't buy that idea.

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References

  • "buy" at The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911.

buy” in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.

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