afoot etymology

English word afoot comes from English a-, English futtock

Detailed word origin of afoot

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
a- English (eng) (no longer productive) Away from. [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.] (no longer productive) Of, from. [First attested prior to 1150.] Not, without, opposite of. (no longer productive) Towards; Used to indicate direction, reduction to, increase to, change into, or [...]
futtock English (eng) (nautical) Any of the curved timbers that form the ribs of a ship.
afoot English (eng) That is on foot, in motion, in action, in progress. In motion; in action; astir; stirring; in progress.. On foot. (means of locomotion, walking). On foot. (support of the body, standing).

Words with the same origin as afoot

Descendants of a-
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