French Edit

Etymology Edit

  • Partially borrowed from Latin dē- (from) in some cases; compare the inherited form de-.

Pronunciation Edit

  • IPA(key): /de/
  • (file)

Prefix Edit


  1. used to make antonyms (similar to English prefixes un-, dis-)

Derived terms Edit

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Irish Edit

Alternative forms Edit

Prefix Edit


  1. di-, bi-, duo-

Derived terms Edit

Mutation Edit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
dé- dhé- ndé-
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading Edit

  • Ó Dónaill, Niall (1977), “dé-”, in Foclóir Gaeilge–Béarla, Dublin: An Gúm, →ISBN
  • Entries containing “dé-” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.