English

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Etymology

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From Middle English al-, from Old English eal-, eall- (all-). More at all.

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al-

  1. (no longer productive) Alternative form of all-

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Dutch

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Etymology

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From al.

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Prefix

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al-

  1. all-; pan-; omni-.
    alwetendomniscient

Esperanto

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Etymology

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From the preposition al.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): [al]
  • Hyphenation: al

Prefix

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al-

  1. denotes a physical approach in any direction
    al- + ‎veni (to come) → ‎alveni (to arrive)
    al- + ‎porti (to carry) → ‎alporti (to bring)
    al- + ‎kuri (to run) → ‎alkuri (to run to)
    al- + ‎esti (to be) → ‎alesti (to be present)
  2. denotes the direction or purpose of a movement or physical action
    al- + ‎konduki (to lead) → ‎alkonduki (to bring)
    al- + ‎rigardi (to look) → ‎alrigardi (to look at)
    al- + ‎paroli (to speak) → ‎alparoli (to address)
  3. denotes an assignment or destiny
    al- + ‎mezuri (to measure) → ‎almezuri (to adjust)
    al- + ‎propra (own) → ‎alproprigi (to assimilate)
    al- + ‎fari (to do) → ‎alfari (to adapt)
    al- + ‎ĝusta (correct) → ‎alĝustigi (to correct)
  4. denotes an addition or completion
    al- + ‎doni (to give) → ‎aldoni (to add)
    al- + ‎diri (to talk) → ‎aldiri (to add)
    al- + ‎meti (to place) → ‎almeti (to apply)

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Hungarian

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Etymology

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From Proto-Uralic *ëla. Cognates include Finnish ala-.

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al-

  1. sub-, under-
    Synonyms: mellék-, másodlagos, alárendelt
    Antonyms: fel-, felső
    építmény (structure)alépítmény (substructure)
    világ (world)alvilág (underworld)
  2. vice, deputy (used with a rank of a person in office)
    Synonyms: helyettes, megbízott, segéd
    Antonyms: fő-, vezető, elsődleges
    elnök (president)alelnök (vice president)

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Latin

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Etymology

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Euphonic alteration of ad-, assimilating the D into the initial L of the word the prefix is applied to. See also ac-, af-, ag-, ap-, ar-, as-, at-.

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al-

  1. Alternative form of ad-

Old English

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al-

  1. Alternative form of æl-

Old Norse

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Alternative forms

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Etymology

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From Proto-Germanic *ala-, cognate with Old English æl-. The spelling all- is influenced by the adjective allr (all, whole).

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al-

  1. used as an intensive in front of adjectives and adverbs; very, extremely