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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English also, alswo, alswa, (also alse, als, as > English as), from Old English ealswā, eallswā (completely so, additionally, just as, just so, even as, even so, as, as if, so, so as, likewise, also; likewise, in just the same way), equivalent to all +‎ so. Cognate with Scots alsa, alswa (also, even so, in the same way, as, as well), Saterland Frisian also (accordingly, therefore, thus), West Frisian alsa (so, just so, even so, thus), Old Saxon alsō (similarly, as if, just as, when), Dutch alzo (so, thus), German also (so, thus), Danish altså (so), Swedish alltså (so, therefore, accordingly, thus, then). Compare also Swedish också (also, too, as well) and Albanian aq sa (as much as), compound of aq (as much) and sa (how much, so, as). See all, so, as.

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also (not comparable)

  1. (conjunctive, focus) In addition; besides; as well; further; too. [from 14th c.]
    They had porridge for breakfast, and also toast.
    • 1915, Mrs. Belloc Lowndes, The Lodger, chapter I:
      Thus the red damask curtains which now shut out the fog-laden, drizzling atmosphere of the Marylebone Road, had cost a mere song, and yet they might have been warranted to last another thirty years. A great bargain also had been the excellent Axminster carpet which covered the floor; [].
    • 2013 May-June, Katrina G. Claw, “Rapid Evolution in Eggs and Sperm”, in American Scientist, volume 101, number 3:
      Many genes with reproductive roles also have antibacterial and immune functions, which indicate that the threat of microbial attack on the sperm or egg may be a major influence on rapid evolution during reproduction.
  2. (obsolete) To the same degree or extent; so, as. [14th-15th c.]
    • 1485, Sir Thomas Malory, chapter xvj, in Le Morte Darthur, book XVII:
      IN suche maner they kepte launcelot four and twenty dayes and also many nyghtes that euer he laye stylle as a dede man / and at the xxv daye byfelle hym after myddaye that he opened his eyen
    • John Strype
      [] thereupon the queen's majesty [] did send a solemn ambassade of her privy-counsellors, whereof one was an ancient earl of the realm, the other also an ancient baron of the same, and others of the council of her state []

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Most common English words before 1923 in Project Gutenberg: just · while · again · #145: also · away · against · though

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GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

InterjectionEdit

also!

  1. so!; all right!; used as a lead-in or to start a new topic.

AdverbEdit

also

  1. so
  2. thus

LuxembourgishEdit

AdverbEdit

also

  1. so
  2. thus, therefore

Middle DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Dutch alsō, from al + .

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

alsô

  1. so, thus
  2. also, to the same degree

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Further readingEdit

  • also (I)”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • also (II)”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • also (I)”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929
  • also (II)”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929

Old DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From al +‎ .

PrepositionEdit

alsō

  1. as, like

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Saterland FrisianEdit

AdverbEdit

also

  1. so; thus; therefore; accordingly
  2. for that reason; hence

TagalogEdit

NounEdit

also

  1. silver-spotted gray snapper (Lutianus argentimaculatus)

VolapükEdit

AdverbEdit

also

  1. so
  2. thus