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Etymology 1Edit

From Latin im-, assimilated form of in- used before b-/p-/m-.

PrefixEdit

im-

  1. Expressing negation; not.
Usage notesEdit

Widely used in borrowings (from French and Latin), and productive.

Derived termsEdit


Etymology 2Edit

From em-, from Old French em-. Also from later Middle French im-, partly by confusion with im- of Latin origin (on which see above).

PrefixEdit

im-

  1. Alternative form of the prefix em-, itself variant of en-.
Usage notesEdit

Both used in borrowings (from French and Latin), and productive (appended as prefix to existing English words), as in imbed, imbitter, imbody, imbosom, imbower, imbrown; and similarly impark.[1]

Derived termsEdit


See alsoEdit


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Skeat, Walter W. (1882) An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language. Oxford.

AnagramsEdit


CatalanEdit

PrefixEdit

im-

  1. Form used before a root beginning with the letter b, m, or p of in-

FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

PrefixEdit

im-

  1. a form of the prefix in-, used before b, m and p

IrishEdit

PrefixEdit

im- (lenites except with m; becomes iom- before broad m)

  1. about, around, peri-

PrefixEdit

im- (intensive particle; lenites except with m; becomes iom- before broad consonant or vowel)

  1. great, very

Derived termsEdit


ReferencesEdit


ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Assimilated form of in-, before b-/p-/m-.

PronunciationEdit

PrefixEdit

im-

  1. Alternative form of in-

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Assimilated form of in-, before b-/p-/m-.

PrefixEdit

im-

  1. Alternative form of in-

PortugueseEdit

PrefixEdit

im-

  1. a form of the prefix in-, used before b, m and p

SpanishEdit

PrefixEdit

im-

  1. a form of the prefix in-, used before b, m and p

SwaziEdit

PrefixEdit

im-

  1. Class 9 noun prefix; form of in- used before stems beginning with a labial consonant.

XhosaEdit

PrefixEdit

im-

  1. Class 9 noun prefix; form of in- used before stems beginning with a labial consonant.

ZuluEdit

PrefixEdit

im-

  1. Class 9 noun prefix; form of in- used before stems beginning with a labial consonant.

ReferencesEdit