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EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English en- (en-, in-).

Originally from Old French en- (also an-), from Latin in- (in, into); but also from an alteration of in-, from Middle English in-, from Old English in- (in, into), from Proto-Germanic *in (in). Both the Latin and the Germanic forms are from Proto-Indo-European *en (in, into). Intensive use of Old French en-, an- due to confluence with Frankish *an- (intensive prefix), related to Old English on- (intensive prefix). More at in-, on-.

PrefixEdit

en-

  1. in, into, on, onto
  2. covered
  3. caused
  4. as an intensifier

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CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin in-, ultimately from Latin in.

PrefixEdit

en-

  1. en- (all meanings)

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French en-, from Latin in-, ultimately from Latin in.

PronunciationEdit

PrefixEdit

en-

  1. en- (all meanings)

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GalicianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin in-, ultimately from Latin in.

PrefixEdit

en-

  1. en-, in-

IdoEdit

EtymologyEdit

Prefix form of en (in).

PrefixEdit

en-

  1. prefix indicating in
    en- + ‎irar (to go) → ‎enirar (to go in; enter)
    en- + ‎swichar (to switch) → ‎enswichar (to switch on)

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NormanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French en-, from Latin in-, ultimately from Latin in.

PrefixEdit

en-

  1. en- (all meanings)

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OccitanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin in-, ultimately from Latin in.

PrefixEdit

en-

  1. en- (all meanings)

Derived termsEdit



Old FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin in-, ultimately from Latin in. Influenced by Frankish *an- (intensive prefix), related to Old English on- (intensive prefix).

PrefixEdit

en-

  1. en- (in; into)
  2. en- (intensifier)

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Old SaxonEdit

EtymologyEdit

From ēn (one).

PrefixEdit

ēn-

  1. one, uni-, only
    ēnkunni (only, unique)
  2. sole, single, solitary

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin in-, ultimately from Latin in.

PrefixEdit

en-

  1. en- (all meanings)

Derived termsEdit



SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin in-, ultimately from Latin in.

PrefixEdit

en-

  1. en- (all meanings)

Derived termsEdit



ZuluEdit

EtymologyEdit

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PrefixEdit

en-

  1. Class 9 adjective concord.

Usage notesEdit

The variant form em- is used before stems beginning with a labial consonant (b, f, m, p, v).

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