ashore etymology

English word ashore comes from English a-, English shore

Detailed word origin of ashore

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 [...]
shore English (eng) A prop or strut supporting the weight or flooring above it. (obsolete) To set on shore. (transitive, without up) To provide with support.. (usually, with up) To reinforce (something at risk of failure). (obsolete, UK, dialect) A sewer. (from the perspective of one on a body of water) Land, usually near a port.. Land adjoining a non-flowing body of water, such as an ocean, lake or pond.
ashore English (eng) (nautical) On the land as opposed to onboard.. (nautical) On, or towards the shore.

Words with the same origin as ashore

Descendants of a-
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