amid etymology

English word amid comes from English a-, English mid

Detailed word origin of amid

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 [...]
mid English (eng) (obsolete) With. [8th-15th c.]. Amid. (linguistics) Made with a somewhat elevated position of some certain part of the tongue, in relation to the palate; midway between the high and the low; said of certain vowel sounds, such as, /e o ɛ ɔ/.. Denoting the middle part.. Occupying a middle position; middle. (archaic) middle.
amid English (eng) Surrounded by; in the middle of; in the center of.

Words with the same origin as amid

Descendants of a-
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