Hindi

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Pronunciation

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Etymology 1

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Inherited from Sanskrit अ- (a-) and अन्- (an-).

Prefix

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अन- (an-) (Urdu spelling انـ)

  1. a negating prefix: non-, un-, a-, an-
    अन- (an-) + ‎कहा (kahā, said) → ‎अनकहा (anakhā, unsaid, unspoken)
Usage notes
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This is used in tadbhav words.

Etymology 2

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Borrowed from Sanskrit अन्- (an-).

Prefix

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अन- (an-) (Urdu spelling انـ)

  1. Alternative form of अ- (a-) used in front of vowels

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Marathi

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Alternative forms

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  • अ- (a-)before consonants

Etymology

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Inherited from Sanskrit अन- (ana-).

Prefix

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अन- (an-)

  1. A negating prefix. non-, un-, a-, an-, etc.

Usage notes

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This form is used before words that begin with vowels.

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Nepali

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Alternative forms

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  • अ- (a-)before consonants

Etymology

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Inherited from Sanskrit अन- (ana-).

Pronunciation

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Prefix

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अन- (an-)

  1. A negating prefix. non-, un-, a-, an-, etc.

Usage notes

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This form is used before words that begin with vowels.

Derived terms

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Sanskrit

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Etymology

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From Proto-Indo-European *n̥- (not, un-) when followed by laryngeal and a vowel: that is, in an open syllable of the n̥HV- form. Compare Ancient Greek ἀν- (an-).

Pronunciation

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Prefix

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अन- (ana-)

  1. Alternative form of अ- (a-)