EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin ē-.[1]

PronunciationEdit

PrefixEdit

e-

  1. Used to form adjectives with the sense of lacking something.
See alsoEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Abbreviation of electronic.

PronunciationEdit

PrefixEdit

e-

  1. In an electronic form, usually and especially computerized and digital; often in association with the Internet.
Usage notesEdit

This practice began with E-mail in June 1979. The first usage of E-mail, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, occurred in the journal Electronics with reference to an initiative of the United States Postal Service (USPS) called Electronic Computer Originated Mail, which USPS abbreviated E-COM .

Many terms beginning with e- can be seen in both hyphenated (e.g. e-card) and unhyphenated (e.g., ecard) form, and sometimes — particularly in a business context — the letter following the e- will be capitalized (e.g., eBusiness or e-Business). In the present day, e- is generally used to indicate association with or transmission over the Internet. In proper names beginning with e-, the convention is generally to leave the e- lower-case, and to capitalize the second letter of the name (e.g., eBay). The e remains then lower-case when the name is used at the beginning of a sentence.

Coordinate termsEdit
  • (electronic): i- (internet), -e
Derived termsEdit
TranslationsEdit

See alsoEdit

Etymology 3Edit

Abbreviation of emergency.

PronunciationEdit

PrefixEdit

e-

  1. For emergency purposes.
    e-stop, e-brake

Etymology 4Edit

Abbreviation of electric.

PronunciationEdit

PrefixEdit

e-

  1. (marketing) Used to prefix product names, to indicate an electrified or all-electric variant of the product, particularly cars.
    e-bike, ebike, e-scooter
    1. (marketing) Used to prefix product names, to indicate a battery-powered or onboard electric power source variant.

Etymology 5Edit

Abbreviation of embedded.

PrefixEdit

e-

  1. (electronics) Used to prefix items that are embedded into devices, instead of being discrete or removable elements.
    eMMC, eSIM
Derived termsEdit
Coordinate termsEdit
  • (electric): -e

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ e-, prefix2”, in OED Online  , Oxford, Oxfordshire: Oxford University Press, January 2018; “e-”, in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press, 2019–present.

CayugaEdit

PrefixEdit

e-

  1. third person feminine agent pronominal prefix; she

ReferencesEdit

  • Marianne Mithun; Reginald Henry (1982) Wadęwayę́stanih - A Cayuga Teaching Grammar, 3rd edition, Woodland Cultural Centre, published 2015, page 66

ChuukeseEdit

PrefixEdit

e-

  1. Third-person singular subject marker for tense modifying adverbs.
  2. one

LatinEdit

PronunciationEdit

PrefixEdit

ē-

  1. Alternative form of ex- (combining with b-, d-, g-, j-, l-, m-, n-, r-, and v-initial words).

Derived termsEdit

Category Latin words prefixed with e- not found

Northern NdebeleEdit

Etymology 1Edit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

PrefixEdit

e-

  1. Class 4 relative concord.

Etymology 2Edit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

PrefixEdit

e-

  1. Class 9 relative concord.

Etymology 3Edit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

PrefixEdit

e-

  1. Class 9 adjective concord.

Old IrishEdit

PrefixEdit

e- (class A infixed pronoun)

  1. Alternative form of a- (him, it)

See alsoEdit


PolishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English e-.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɛ/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes:
  • Syllabification: e

PrefixEdit

e-

  1. e-, as relating to electronics or the internet
    e- + ‎papier → ‎e-papier

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • e- in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • e- in Polish dictionaries at PWN

PortugueseEdit

PrefixEdit

e-

  1. Alternative form of em- used before M and N
  2. Alternative form of ex- (outward motion)

Southern NdebeleEdit

Etymology 1Edit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

PrefixEdit

e-

  1. Class 4 relative concord.

Etymology 2Edit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

PrefixEdit

e-

  1. Class 9 relative concord.

Etymology 3Edit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

PrefixEdit

e-

  1. Class 9 adjective concord.

SwedishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse æ, from Proto-Germanic *aiwi (forever), Proto-Germanic *aiwaz.

PrefixEdit

e-

  1. prefix that may be used on certain pronouns and adverbs to create "-ever" constructions, most of which are formal or archaic.
    e- + ‎huru (how) → ‎ehuru (although, however)
    e- + ‎vad (what) → ‎evad (whatever)
    e- + ‎var (who) → ‎evar (wherever)
    e- + ‎ho (who) → ‎eho (whoever)
Derived termsEdit
Related termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From English e-, shortening of electronic.

PrefixEdit

e-

  1. electronic; including the hyphen
Derived termsEdit

Tocharian AEdit

EtymologyEdit

Compare Tocharian B ai-.

VerbEdit

e-

  1. to give

XhosaEdit

Etymology 1Edit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

PrefixEdit

e-

  1. Class 4 relative concord.

Etymology 2Edit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

PrefixEdit

e-

  1. Class 9 relative concord.

Etymology 3Edit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

PrefixEdit

e-

  1. at, on, in; locative prefix.
Usage notesEdit

This prefix is used with nouns of all classes except 1(a) and 2(a). Usually, it occurs in the form of the circumfix e- -ini, but certain nouns have only the prefix. When affixed to a class 11 noun in u-, it changes to elu-. Also when affixed to a class 10 noun in iin-, iim-, ii-, it also changes to ezin-, ezim-, ezi-.


ZouEdit

PronunciationEdit

PrefixEdit

e-

  1. Used to form agent nouns from verbs; -er
    e- + ‎ne (to eat) → ‎ene (eater)

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Lukram Himmat Singh (2013) A Descriptive Grammar of Zou, Canchipur: Manipur University, page 81

ZuluEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From a- (relative) +‎ i- (class 4).

PrefixEdit

ḗ-

  1. Class 4 relative concord.

Etymology 2Edit

From a- (relative) +‎ i- (class 9).

PrefixEdit

ḗ-

  1. Class 9 relative concord.

Etymology 3Edit

Possibly related to Rwanda-Rundi i.

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

PrefixEdit

e-

  1. at, on, in; locative prefix.
Usage notesEdit

This prefix is used with nouns of all classes except 1(a) and 2(a). Usually, it occurs in the form of the circumfix e- -ini, but certain nouns have only the prefix. When affixed to a class 5 noun beginning in ī-, it is lengthened to ē-, and when affixed to a class 11 noun in ū-, it is lengthened and also changes to ō-. It takes on the tone of whichever prefix it replaces.

ReferencesEdit