a- etymology

French word a- comes from Old French a-

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Detailed word origin of a-

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
a- Old French (fro) (by extension) indicating a change of state. Indicating movement towards something. Intensifying prefix.
a- French (fra) A prefix forming words, especially verbs, that denote entering a state, making progress toward a goal, or the like.

Words with the same origin as a-

Descendants of a-
abaisser accompagner accomplir accomplissement achat acheter adresser affichage afficher affoler agenouiller allaiter allumage allumer amusant amuser apaiser assaillant assurance assurer attirail attirance attirer aviser maladroit