atop etymology

English word atop comes from English a-, English top

Detailed word origin of atop

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 [...]
top English (eng) (BDSM) A dominant partner in a BDSM relationship or roleplay.. (LGBT, slang) A man penetrating or with a preference for penetrating during homosexual intercourse.. (archaic) The chief person; the most prominent one.. (archaic) The crown of the head, or the hair upon it; the head.. (baseball) The first half of an inning, during which the home team fields and the visiting team bats.. (golf) A [...]
atop English (eng) (literary, _, or, _, archaic) On, to, or at the top. On the top of.. On the top, with "of".

Words with the same origin as atop

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