See also: far, Far, fár, får, and fær

ManxEdit

EtymologyEdit

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PrefixEdit

far-

  1. pseudo-, mock, fake

Derived termsEdit

MutationEdit

Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
far- ar- var-
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Old SaxonEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *firi- (around, across), *fra- (away from, off of, fully), *furi- (before, forth, forward).

PronunciationEdit

PrefixEdit

far-

  1. forming verbs from verbs with various senses especially ‘wrongly, away from, astray, abstention, prohibition, perversion, destruction’
    farbiodan (to forbid, prohibit)
    farwerthan (to perish, die)
    farswerian (to forswear)
  2. used to create intensified adjectives and verbs from other adjectives and verbs, with the sense of completely or fully. Compare Modern English use of up
    farbrekan (to violate)
    farswindan (to disappear)
    fargeƀan (to forgive)
  3. very
    farwurht (a very evil deed)

DescendantsEdit

  • Middle Low German: vor-

Scottish GaelicEdit

PrefixEdit

far-

  1. additional, extra

Derived termsEdit