Meaning of agenbite in English:

agenbite

Pronunciation /əˈɡɛnbʌɪt/ /ˈaɡənbʌɪt/

noun

literary
  • Remorse.

    Chiefly in "agenbite of inwit" ‘remorse of conscience’.

Origin

Middle English; earliest use found in Ayenbite of Inwyt. Originally from again- + either bit or bite (although the latter is apparently first attested later: see discussion at both entries), after post-classical Latin remorsus remorse.