English edit

Etymology edit

From Middle English alder-, from Old English ealra, genitive plural of eall (all). Cf. German aller-, Dutch aller-, Old Norse allra.

Pronunciation edit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɔːldə/
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  • (US, Canada)
    • (without cotcaught merger) IPA(key): /ˈɔldɚ/
    • (with cotcaught merger) IPA(key): /ˈɑldɚ/

Prefix edit


  1. (archaic) Of all; having the greatest degree of something.
    alder- + ‎liefest → ‎alderliefest
    alder- + ‎best → ‎alderbest
    alder- + ‎worst → ‎alderworst
    alder- + ‎most → ‎aldermost
    alder- + ‎least → ‎alderleast