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Old EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

Old English ā-. Akin to Greek α-, αν- "not; without"

PrefixEdit

æ-

  1. Prefix (usually verbal) meaning "without, lacking"
    ǣcnōsle "degenerate, ignoble"
    ǣgilde "without pay, without compensation"
    Ġif hē ġewyrċe þæt hine man afielle, līcge ǣgilde
    ǣmettig "without need, leisure"
    ǣmelle "without taste, unsavory"