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1. a- pref.(1), in verbs

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In verbs inherited from OE:(a) From OE ā-: a-biden, a-breken, a-fallen, a-reren, a-risen, a-senden, a-waken, a-winnen, and many others. (b) From OE on-: a-biden (also an-biden), ppl. a-knoue(n (also…

2. a- pref.(2), in adverbs

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From early ME a prep., derived from unstressed an before nouns, adjs., and advs. beginning with a consonant [OE on, an]. (a) Orig. noun phrases: a-beggeþ, a-bedde, a-blode, a-clokke, a-dai(es,

3. ac- pref.

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4. after- prefix

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Verbal cpds.: (a) after- bending, the second bending, a bending back (of a bow); prob., the shaping process which gives the ends a curvature the reverse of that at the center; after- berende, bearing…

5. an- pref.(2)

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(a) In several nouns: an-sene appearance, an-velt anvil, an-wald power; (b) in the adj. an-lich 'like, similar' and its derivatives anlicnesse & anlicni.

6. an- pref.(3)

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(a) In words inherited from OE: an-biden, an-elen kindle; (b) in words not attested in OE with this prefix, but occurring in early ME up to c1225: an-belʒen, an-bursten; also an-ēlen kindle, an-hongen

7. an- pref.(4)

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Examples: an-amelen, anclosen, an-egren, an-ointen, anjoinen, anvie.

8. and- pref.

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(a) In the nouns an(d)-ʒit, an(d)-let, and-seche, an(d)swere; (b) in the adjs. an(d)-sete, an(d)-weard; in the verbs and-ʒǣten, an(d)-sweren.

9. at- pref.(1)

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In verbs of motion or direction: (a) meaning 'away', as in at-blenchen, at-bresten, at-flen, at-wappen, at-winden; (b) meaning 'toward, to', as in at-feng accepted, at-gon approach (beside 'vanish')…

10. bi- pref.(2)

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Forming trans. verbs from intransitives, often with specialized (factitive, completive, figurative) meaning (s): (a) Inherited from OE, as bidelven, biflouen, bilaughen, bimēnen, bireusen, bishīnen,

11. dis- pref.

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(a) In many verbs, verbal nouns, and verbal adjs. taken either from L or OF, dis- clearly has adversative or privitive force, as in disal(l)ouen, disavauntage, disavouen, discomfort, disconsolat,

12. ē̆- pref.(1)

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Prefix occurring only in words adopted from Latin or Old French, e.g. ējecciǒun, eloquence, eloquent, ērect, ēvicten, evidence.

13. mid adj. & pref.

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(a) Middle, mid-; mid strem, the middle of the stream; mid theigh, the middle of the thigh; in the mid se (sheld), in the middle of the sea (shield); in the mid side, ?in the middle; to the mid shaft

14. on- pref.(1)

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A derivational prefix appearing in all parts of speech except pronouns, but most frequently in verbs. It is found in words descended from OE: (verbs) onblowen, onbrirden, onhauien, onheven [see…

15. over- pref.

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A derivational prefix which appears in more than 70 words inherited from OE: oferhudiʒen, ofermetto, oferten, overdriven, overet, overgangen, overhelen v.(2), overhoue, oversitten, oversleie,

16. par- pref.

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A rare prefix occurring almost exclusively in words of French or Latin origin; e.g., paramoure, parclose, pardoun (nouns); parboilen, pardounen, pargeten (verbs); paregal, parfit (adj.)…

17. prō̆- pref.

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A common prefix in words derived from Latin or French; e.g., probleme, processionarie, progenitour, pronosticacioun, propugnacle, prosperite, provincial (nouns); profounde, prolixe, propicious,

18. sē̆mi- pref.

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Half: (a) in words of Latin (or OF from L) origin; e.g., in nouns: semibrefe, semidiametre, semiton; in adjectives: semicirculer, semicocte, semimature, semivif, semivocal; (b) in ME formations…

19. sub- pref.

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A prefix in words derived primarily from L, occ. from OF, or from both, often with its original meaning still discernible: (a) 'subordinate or inferior in rank' (in nouns): subcelerer,

20. thurgh- pref.

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An inseparable prefix or a combining element in verbs, participles, and gerunds and a combining element in nouns and adjectives; the prefix is freq. of OE origin for the verbs, occas. of OE origin…