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EsperantoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek ἐκ (ek).[1]

PrefixEdit

ek-

  1. The prefix ek- indicates that the action it modifies is momentary or just beginning. It marks the inceptive aspect of verbs.
    ek- + ‎krii (to cry) → ‎ekkrii (to cry out)
    ek- + ‎kanti (to sing) → ‎ekkanti (to begin to sing)

Derived termsEdit

  • ek (let's go)
  • eki (to begin, to start)
  • eko (beginning, start)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ André Cherpillod, Konciza Etimologia Vortaro, 2007

IdoEdit

EtymologyEdit

Prefix form of ek (out of (motion from; made or extracted from; fractional part of), out from, out (forth from), of (made of)).

PrefixEdit

ek-

  1. (prefix indicating out, out from)
    ek- + ‎irar (to go) → ‎ekirar (to go out; exit)

Derived termsEdit