ahold etymology

English word ahold comes from English a-, English hold

Detailed word origin of ahold

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 [...]
hold English (eng) (obsolete) Gracious; friendly; faithful; true. (baseball) A statistic awarded to a relief pitcher who is not still pitching at the end of the game and who records at least one out and maintains a lead for his team.. (exercise) An exercise involving holding a position for a set time. (gambling) The percentage the house wins on a gamble, the house or bookmaker's hold.. (gambling) The wager [...]
ahold English (eng) (obsolete, nautical) Of a ship: brought to lie as near to the windward as it can to get out to sea. A hold, grip, grasp.

Words with the same origin as ahold

Descendants of a-
abe ace adrift afar afloat amelia arouse ashore aside asleep