Afrikaans edit

Pronunciation edit

Etymology 1 edit

From Dutch ont-, from Middle Dutch ont-, from Old Dutch ant-, from Proto-Germanic *andi-, *anda-, *and-.

Prefix edit

ont-

  1. un-, de-; forms verbs meaning to negate, remove or separate.
Usage notes edit

Not separable. When forming past participles, those generally aren't prepended with the prefix ge-.

Etymology 2 edit

From Dutch ont-, from Middle Dutch ont-, from Old Dutch int-, from Proto-Germanic *in-.

Prefix edit

ont-

  1. Forms inchoative verbs, indicating that a process is beginning.
Usage notes edit

Not separable. When forming past participles, those generally aren't prepended with the prefix ge-.

Dutch edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ɔnt/
  • (file)

Etymology 1 edit

From Middle Dutch ont-, from Old Dutch ant-, from Proto-West Germanic *anda-, from Proto-Germanic *andi-, *anda-, *and-.

Prefix edit

ont-

  1. un-, de-; forms verbs meaning to negate, remove or separate.

Etymology 2 edit

From Middle Dutch ont-, from Old Dutch int-, from Proto-Germanic *in-.

Prefix edit

ont-

  1. Forms inchoative verbs, indicating that a process is beginning.

Derived terms edit

Middle Dutch edit

Etymology 1 edit

From Old Dutch ant-, from Proto-West Germanic *anda-, from Proto-Germanic *andi-, *anda-, *and-.

Prefix edit

ont-

  1. un-, de-; forms verbs meaning to negate, remove or separate.
Derived terms edit
Descendants edit
  • Dutch: ont-

Etymology 2 edit

From Old Dutch int-, from Proto-Germanic *in-.

Prefix edit

ont-

  1. Forms inchoative verbs, indicating that a process is beginning.
Derived terms edit
Descendants edit