Meaning of abye in English:

abye

Pronunciation /əˈbʌɪ/

verb

(also aby)
archaic, rare
  • To pay the penalty for (an offence); to atone for, suffer for, make amends for, expiate (a crime, one's sins, another's guilt, etc.).

    "to abye the bargain": to pay the price.

Origin

Old English (in an earlier sense). From a- + buy. Compare Gothic usbugjan to redeem (from us- + bugjan).