awash etymology

English word awash comes from English a-, English wash

Detailed word origin of awash

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 [...]
wash English (eng) (architecture) The upper surface of a member or material when given a slope to shed water; hence, a structure or receptacle shaped so as to receive and carry off water.. (arts) A smooth and translucent painting created using a paintbrush holding a large amount of solvent and a small amount of paint.. (nautical) The blade of an oar.. A liquid used for washing.. A lotion or other liquid with [...]
awash English (eng) (by extension) Covered, overspread.. Washed by the waves or tide; said of a rock or strip of shore, or of an anchor, etc., when flush with the surface of the water, so that the waves break over it.

Words with the same origin as awash

Descendants of a-
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