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Etymology 1Edit

From Latin ab-, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂epo (off, away) (English off, of).[1] See Proto-Indo-European *apo- (English apo-, via Ancient Greek).

Alternative formsEdit

  • a- (found if the root word started with m, p, or v)
  • abs- (found if the root word started with c or t)

PrefixEdit

ab-

  1. (non-productive) From
    ab- + ‎sorb → ‎absorb
  2. (non-productive) Away from; outside of.
    ab- + ‎normal → ‎abnormal
    ab- + ‎axial → ‎abaxial

Etymology 2Edit

Abbreviation of absolute.

PrefixEdit

ab-

  1. (physics) A unit of electromagnetic charge in the centimeter-gram-second system: the abcoulomb.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Elliott K. Dobbie, C. William Dunmore, Robert K. Barnhart, et al. (editors), Chambers Dictionary of Etymology (Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd, 2004 [1998], ISBN 0550142304), page 1
  • ab- at OneLook Dictionary Search

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GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old High German ab, from Proto-Germanic *ab.

PronunciationEdit

  • (Standard German) IPA(key): /ap/, [ʔäpʰ]
  • (Switzerland) IPA(key): /ab̥/

PrefixEdit

ab-

  1. Separable verb prefix, from.
    ab- + ‎fahren (to leave) → ‎abfahren (to depart from)
  2. Separable verb prefix that indicates removal or quitting, off.
    ab- + ‎spülen (to rinse, wash) → ‎abspülen (to rinse off, wash off)
  3. Separable verb prefix that indicates a downward movement, down.
  4. Separable verb prefix that indicates from or of.

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From ab (from, of, away from)

PrefixEdit

ab-

  1. from, away, away from
  2. off
  3. at a distance
  4. completely, thoroughly
  5. absence of
  6. more remote

Usage notesEdit

  • Before b, m, sp and v, the prefix becomes ā-.
  • Before c and t, the prefix becomes abs-.
  • Before f, the prefix becomes au-.
  • Before p, the prefix becomes as- (but with some exceptions).

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