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  • verb intransitive, obsolete To arise; rise up.
  • verb intransitive, obsolete To come to a standstill; stop; arrive.
  • verb intransitive, obsolete To remain standing; continue; abide; persist; onstand.
  • verb transitive, obsolete To withstand; atstand.


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From Middle English astandan, from Old English āstandan ("to stand up, stand forth, rise up, rise, continue, endure"), from Proto-Germanic *uzstandanan (“to rise, stand up”), equivalent to a- +‎ stand. Cognate with Middle Low German erstān ("rise, get up, secure"), German erstehen ("to purchase, secure"), Gothic  (usstandan, "to rise, set out, be resurrected"). In some senses, prefix a- appears to represent and- (compare Middle English anstanden ("to resist")), at-, on-.


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