Comelati, Guglielmo, Davenport, John,
A New Dictionary of the Italian and English Languages
A also signifies, and, in the, as. Due — due,two and two. — nome del re, in the king's name. Ricevere — grande onore, to consider as a great honour.
A with an apostrophe is used instead of the article and preposition preceding the dative case. Gettare a' cani, to fling to the dogs.