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a- English (Prefix) (no longer productive) forming verbs with the sense away, up, on, out. (no longer productive) forming verbs with the sense of intensified action.(no longer productive) forming verbs with the sense away, up, on, out. (no longer productive) forming verbs with the sense of intensified action.
a- English (Prefix) Not, without, opposite of.Not, without, opposite of.
a- English (Prefix) (no longer productive) Of, from. [First attested prior to 1150.].(no longer productive) Of, from. [First attested prior to 1150.].
a- English (Prefix) (archaic, dialectal) At such a time. [First attested prior to 1150]. (archaic, dialectal) In the act or process of. Being conflated with the next definition, a- is used in some dialects to [...](archaic, dialectal) At such a time. [First attested prior to 1150]. (archaic, dialectal) In the act or process of. Being conflated with the next definition, a- is used in some dialects to [...]
a- English (Prefix) Archaic and Dialectal. In dialect, it is sometimes conflated with sense 5 of the previous definition, and is used as a general indicator of a participle. [First attested around 1150 to 1350 [...]Archaic and Dialectal. In dialect, it is sometimes conflated with sense 5 of the previous definition, and is used as a general indicator of a participle. [First attested around 1150 to 1350 [...]
a- English (Prefix) (no longer productive) forming words with the sense of wholly, or utterly out[First attested from around 1150 to 1350.].(no longer productive) forming words with the sense of wholly, or utterly out[First attested from around 1150 to 1350.].
a- English (Prefix) (no longer productive) Towards; Used to indicate direction, reduction to, increase to, change into, or motion. [First attested from around 1150 to 1350.].(no longer productive) Towards; Used to indicate direction, reduction to, increase to, change into, or motion. [First attested from around 1150 to 1350.].
a- English (Prefix) (no longer productive) Away from. [First attested from around 1150 to 1350.].(no longer productive) Away from. [First attested from around 1150 to 1350.].

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