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See also: of, OF, Of-, OF., óf, òf, and ôf

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PrefixEdit

of-

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Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Proto-Germanic *aba- (away, away from), from Proto-Indo-European *apo- (off, away). Cognate with Old Saxon af-, Old Norse af-, Gothic 𐌰𐍆-, Old High German ab; and with Latin ab-, Ancient Greek απο-.

PronunciationEdit

PrefixEdit

of-

  1. Forming verbs and adjectives with the sense of "off", "away", "from", "out of", "away from"
    ofgān "to exact"
    ofmunan "to call to mind"
    ofġiefan "to give up, surrender"
  2. down
    ofdæle "a descent, decline"
  3. excessively, negatively
    ofēhtan "to persecute"
    ofdrincan "to intoxicate"
  4. for, for the purpose of
    ofclipian "to call for, request"

Usage notesEdit

of- is the unstressed form of the stressed prefix æf-

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