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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. after- pref.

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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…

3. 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…