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(index al)

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Finnic *ala, from Proto-Uralic *ëla. Cognate with Estonian ala- and Hungarian alatt.

PronunciationEdit

PrefixEdit

ala- (comparative alempi, superlative alin)

  1. under-, sub-, lower, nether; inferior
    Antonym: ylä-

Usage notesEdit

  • Ala- is used as a nominal prefix, whereas ali- is used as a verbal prefix:

InflectionEdit

The cases of ala- serve in Finnish only as adverbs.

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Old SaxonEdit

EtymologyEdit

From al.

PrefixEdit

ala-

  1. very, all
    alahwītvery white
    alajungvery young
    alaefniall plain

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VepsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Finnic *ala.

PrefixEdit

ala-

  1. under-, lower, nether, sub-, inferior
    Antonym: ülä-

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