EnglishEdit

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). Somewhat productive (appended as prefix to existing English words).

SynonymsEdit
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

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-

ChoctawEdit

PrefixEdit

im- (before consonants i-, class III third-person)

  1. the indirect object of an active transitive verb
    to him, her, it or them; for him, her, it or them
  2. the subject of an intransitive affective verb
    he, she, it or they
  3. the direct object of a small set of transitive verbs mostly dealing with affect, communication and intimacy
    him, her, it or them
  4. indicates possession of a noun
    his, her, its or their
    hattak imofi
    the man's dog

InflectionEdit


FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin in (without).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɛ̃/ (always before a b or p, sometimes before a mm)
  • IPA(key): /im/ (sometimes before a m)

PrefixEdit

im-

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

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit

AnagramsEdit


IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish imm-, from Proto-Celtic *ambi-, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂m̥bʰi.

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

  • IPA(key): /im/
  • Hyphenation: im-

PrefixEdit

im-

  1. Alternative form of in-

AnagramsEdit


LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PrefixEdit

im-

  1. Alternative form of in-

Northern NdebeleEdit

PrefixEdit

im-

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

OjibweEdit

PrefixEdit

im-

  1. Alternative form of nim-

See alsoEdit


PolishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Derived from Latin im-.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /im/
  • Rhymes: -im
  • Syllabification: im

PrefixEdit

im-

  1. im-, en-
    im- + ‎moralizm → ‎immoralizm

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • im- in Polish dictionaries at PWN

PortugueseEdit

PrefixEdit

im-

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

SpanishEdit

PrefixEdit

im-

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

ím-

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

ReferencesEdit