a- etymology

English word a- comes from Middle English a-

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Detailed word origin of a-

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
a- Middle English (enm)
a- English (eng) (no longer productive) forming verbs with the sense away, up, on, out. (no longer productive) forming verbs with the sense of intensified action.

Words with the same origin as a-

Descendants of a-
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