EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English mys-, mis-, from Old English mis- (mis-), from Proto-Germanic *missa- (wrongly, badly, mis-), from the adjective *missaz (whence also miss), from Proto-Indo-European *mitˢtós (mutual, reciprocal), from *meyt(h₂)- (to replace, switch, exchange, swap), extended from the root *mey- (to change). Cognate with Scots mis- (mis-), Dutch mis- (mis-), German miss-, mis- (mis-), Swedish mis- (mis-), Icelandic mis- (mis-). Compare also French més-, mé- (mis-), from Old French mes- (mis-), from Frankish *mis-, *missa- (mis-), from the same Proto-Germanic source above.

PrefixEdit

mis-

  1. bad or wrong; badly or wrongly
    Synonym: mal-
    1. incorrectly
      Synonyms: para-, dis-, dys-, mal-
  2. to fail or failure
    Synonyms: dis-, dys-
    miscarriage (to fail to carry a pregnancy to term), misacknowledge
  3. unintentionally, accidentally, mistakenly
    Synonym: mal-
    I misdeleted my file yesterday and had to have it restored.
  4. false, falsely
    Synonym: pseudo-

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See alsoEdit

TranslationsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • mis- at OneLook Dictionary Search.

AnagramsEdit


CzechEdit

EtymologyEdit

English mis-

PronunciationEdit

PrefixEdit

mis-

  1. mis- (erroneous)
    mis- + ‎koncepce → ‎miskoncepce
    Synonym: dez-

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DanishEdit

PrefixEdit

mis-

  1. mis-; bad, wrong, erroneous

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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch mis-, from Old Dutch mis-, from Proto-Germanic *missa-.[1]

Cognate with Old English mis- and German miss-.

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)

PrefixEdit

mis-

  1. mis-

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ J. de Vries & F. de Tollenaere, "Etymologisch Woordenboek", Uitgeverij Het Spectrum, Utrecht, 1986 (14de druk)

EsperantoEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Ido mis-.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [mis]
  • Hyphenation: mis

PrefixEdit

mis-

  1. Wrong, erroneous.
    mis- + ‎kompreni (understand) → ‎miskompreni (misunderstand).
    mis- + ‎paroli (to speak) → ‎misparoli (misspeak).

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FaroeseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse mis-, from Proto-Germanic *missa- (wrongly, badly), from Proto-Indo-European *mitto (mutual, reciprocal), from Proto-Indo-European *meyt- (to replace, switch, exchange, swap)

PrefixEdit

mis-

  1. mis-, wrong, erroneous

Derived termsEdit


IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse mis- (mis-), from Proto-Germanic *missa- (wrongly, badly), from Proto-Indo-European *mitto (mutual, reciprocal), from Proto-Indo-European *meyt- (to replace, switch, exchange, swap)

PrefixEdit

mis-

  1. mis-, wrong, erroneous.

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IdoEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English mis-, from Proto-Germanic *missa-.

PrefixEdit

mis-

  1. mis-, wrong, erroneous.
    uzar (to use)misuzar (to misuse).

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ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Probably a confluence of Latin minus and Old High German missa-.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /mis/
    • Hyphenation: mis-
  • IPA(key): /miz/ (before vowels and voiced consonants)

PrefixEdit

mis-

  1. Used to express negation; not, un-
    mis- + ‎credere (to believe) → ‎miscredere (to disbelieve)
  2. Used to form pejoratives
    mis- + ‎fatto (fact; deed) → ‎misfatto (misdeed)

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AnagramsEdit


Middle EnglishEdit

PrefixEdit

mis-

  1. Alternative form of mys-

Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *missa-. Akin to Old English missan (to miss)

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈmis/ (as a nominal prefix)
  • IPA(key): /mis/ (as a verbal prefix)

PrefixEdit

mis-

  1. bad, badly, wrong, wrongly
  2. lack or failure

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Middle English: mys-, mes-, mis-
    • English: mis-
    • Scots: mis-

Old NorseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *missa- (wrongly, badly), from Proto-Indo-European *mitto (mutual, reciprocal), from Proto-Indo-European *meyt- (to replace, switch, exchange, swap)

PrefixEdit

mis-

  1. mis-, wrong, erroneous

Derived termsEdit

Category Old Norse words prefixed with mis- not found