a- etymology

English word a- comes from Anglo-Norman a-

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Detailed word origin of a-

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
a- Anglo-Norman (xno)
a- English (eng) (no longer productive) forming words with the sense of wholly, or utterly out[First attested from around 1150 to 1350.].