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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English mis-, from Old English mis- (mis-), from Proto-Germanic *missa- (wrongly, badly), from Proto-Indo-European *mitto (mutual, reciprocal), from Proto-Indo-European *meyth₂- (to replace, switch, exchange, swap). 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
  2. lack or failure
  3. in error
    I misdeleted my file yesterday and had to have it restored.

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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-

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ReferencesEdit

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

EsperantoEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Ido mis-.

PrefixEdit

mis-

  1. Wrong, erroneous.
    kompreni (understand)miskompreni (misunderstand).

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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

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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/, [mis̪]
  • IPA(key): /miz/, [miz̪] (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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Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PrefixEdit

mis-

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

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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