EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin ē-.[1]

PrefixEdit

e-

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

Etymology 2Edit

Abbreviation of electronic.

PrefixEdit

e-

  1. In an electronic or computerized form, often in association with the Internet.

Usage notesEdit

This practice began with e-mail perhaps as far back as 1971. 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

See alsoEdit

Etymology 3Edit

Abbreviation of emergency.

PrefixEdit

e-

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

Etymology 4Edit

Abbreviation of electric.

PrefixEdit

e-

  1. (marketing) Used to prefix product names, to indicate an electrified or all-electric variant of the product, particularly cars.
    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.

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


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

From English e-.

PrefixEdit

e-

  1. e-; including the hyphen (in an electronic or computerized form, often in association with the Internet)

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • 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