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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English among, amang, amonge, amange, from Old English amang, onġemang, equivalent to a- +‎ mong (crowd; group; throng). Compare dialectal German mang, Saterland Frisian monk, monken (among).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /əˈmʌŋ/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: a‧mong
  • Rhymes: -ʌŋ

PrepositionEdit

among

  1. Denotes a mingling or intermixing with distinct or separable objects. (See Usage Note at amidst.)
    How can you speak with authority about their customs when you have never lived among them?
  2. Denotes a belonging of a person or a thing to a group.
    He is among the few who completely understand the subject.
  3. Denotes a sharing of a common feature in a group.
    Lactose intolerance is common among people of Asian heritage.

Usage notesEdit

  • For the comparison of among with between, see the usage notes in between.
  • Many Americans view "amongst" as an archaic/Commonwealth variant, and use "among" exclusively.

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CebuanoEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: a‧mong

VerbEdit

among

  1. To be made or become a collateral damage.
  2. To implicate; to connect or involve in an unfavorable or criminal way with something.
  3. To drag in.

Lubuagan KalingaEdit

NounEdit

among

  1. party; banquet

TagalogEdit

NounEdit

among

  1. (colloquial) priest (commonly used with respect)

YamiEdit

NounEdit

among

  1. fish