ETYM Old Eng. anoon, anon, anan, lit., in one (moment), from AS. on in + ân one. Related to On and One.
1. At another time.
2. (Old-fashioned or informal) In a little while.
3. At once; immediately.
4. Archaic, presently; as soon as possible; at a later date.
ETYM Old Eng. nou, nu, as. nű, nu; akin to Dutch, os., and Old High Germ. nu, German nu, nun, Icel., nű, Dan., Swed., and Goth. nu, Latin nunc.
1. At the present moment; SYN. at present.
2. In the historical present; at this point in the narration of a series of past events.
3. In the immediate past.
4. Used to preface a command or reproof or request.