English edit

Etymology edit

From Latin dē-, from the preposition (of”, “from). For sense development, compare Old English æf-, which was a similar prefix.

Pronunciation edit

  • (stressed) IPA(key): /diː/
  • (unstressed) IPA(key): /də/, /dɪ/

Prefix edit

de-

  1. reversal, undoing, removing
    de- + ‎couple → ‎decouple
    de- + ‎ice → ‎de-ice
    de- + ‎humidify → ‎dehumidify
  2. Intensifying
    de- + ‎fraud → ‎defraud
    de- + ‎complex → ‎decomplex
    de- + ‎numerate → ‎denumerate
    de- + ‎pauperize → ‎depauperize
    de- + ‎prostrate → ‎deprostrate
    de- + ‎specificate → ‎despecificate
  3. from, off
    de- + ‎train → ‎detrain
    de- + ‎substantival → ‎desubstantival
    de- + ‎verbal → ‎deverbal
    de- + ‎mise → ‎demise

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Translations edit

NOTE: Words using the prefix de- do not necessarily use the prefixes given here when translated. See individual words for more accurate translations.

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Anagrams edit

Dutch edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /deː/
  • (file)

Prefix edit

de-

  1. de-

German edit

Etymology edit

Ultimately from Latin de.

Pronunciation edit

Prefix edit

de-

  1. de-

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Indonesian edit

Etymology edit

From Dutch de-, from Latin de-.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): [de]
  • Hyphenation:

Prefix edit

  1. de-

Derived terms edit

Further reading edit

Italian edit

Etymology edit

From Latin dē-, from (of”, “from).

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /de/
  • Hyphenation: de-

Prefix edit

de-

  1. denoting:
    1. removal
      de- + ‎nuclearizzare (to nuclearize) → ‎denuclearizzare (to denuclearize)
    2. movement downwards; lowering
      de- + ‎grado (grade”, “level) → ‎degradare (to gradually diminish in height)
    3. privation; a-
      de- + ‎trarre (to draw, extract) → ‎detrarre (to subtract)
    4. negation; un-
      de- + ‎crescita (growth) → ‎decrescita (degrowth)
    5. intensifying
      de- + ‎limitare (to contain, restrict) → ‎delimitare (to delimit)
  2. (chemistry) denoting subtraction of one or more atoms, radicals or molecules:
    de- + ‎carbossilazione (carboxylation) → ‎decarbossilazione (decarboxylation)

Derived terms edit

Anagrams edit

Latin edit

Etymology edit

From (of”, “from).

Pronunciation edit

Prefix edit

dē-

  1. de-

Derived terms edit

Descendants edit

  • English: de-
  • French: de-, dé- (partially)
  • Italian: de-
  • Spanish: de-
  • Swedish: de-

Malay edit

Etymology edit

From English de-, from Latin (of, from).

Pronunciation edit

Prefix edit

de-

  1. (obsolete) de- (reversal, undoing or removing)
    Synonym: nyah-
    deaktifkandeactivate

Middle English edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from Old French de-, from a combination of Latin de- and dis-.

Pronunciation edit

Prefix edit

de-

  1. Forms words denoting negativity, reversal or removal; dis-, de-.
    Synonym: dis-
  2. Intensifies words with a negative connotation; dis-, de-.
    Synonym: dis-

Usage notes edit

  • Because Old French de- sometimes comes from des-, this prefix may be used interchangeably with dis-.

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References edit

Norwegian Bokmål edit

Prefix edit

de-

  1. de-

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Norwegian Nynorsk edit

Prefix edit

de-

  1. de-

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Old French edit

Etymology edit

From Latin dis-.

Prefix edit

de-

  1. Alternative form of des-
  2. indicating that an action is done more strongly or more vigorously
    de- + ‎brisier (to break) → ‎debrisier (to break)

Descendants edit

Polish edit

Alternative forms edit

  • de-

Etymology edit

Internationalism; compare English de-.

Pronunciation edit

Prefix edit

de-

  1. de-, dis-
    Synonyms: roz-, od-
    aktywować + ‎de- → ‎dezaktywować

Derived terms edit

Further reading edit

  • de- in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Spanish edit

Etymology edit

Inherited from Latin dē-.

Prefix edit

de-

  1. de-

Derived terms edit

Further reading edit

Swedish edit

Etymology edit

From Latin dē-, from the preposition (of”, “from), through loan words mainly from French.

Prefix edit

de-

  1. de-

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Anagrams edit

Tagalog edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from Spanish de (of).

Pronunciation edit

Prefix edit

de- (Baybayin spelling ᜇᜒ)

  1. prepositional particle added to indicate possession of quality or object
    de- + ‎baterya (battery) → ‎de-baterya (with battery; powered by battery)
    de- + ‎gulong (wheel) → ‎de-gulong (with wheels)
    de- + ‎kahoy (wood) → ‎de-kahoy (wooden)
    de- + ‎koryente (electricity) → ‎de-koryente (electrical)

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West Coast Bajau edit

Prefix edit

de-

  1. one