EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English or-, from Old English or- (or-), from Proto-Germanic *uz- (out), from Proto-Indo-European *uds- (up, out). Cognate with West Frisian oar-, Dutch oor-/oer-, German ur-, Gothic 𐌿𐍃- (us-). Identical with Old English ā- (a-), and the German borrowing English ur-. More at a-.

PrefixEdit

or-

  1. (no longer productive) From the outset; original; out; out of; without.
    ordalian, ordeal, orlay, ort

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • or- in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

AnagramsEdit


Middle DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Dutch ur-, or-, from Proto-Germanic *uz-.

PrefixEdit

or-

  1. A prefix with a variety of meanings, but originally meaning "out" or "original".

Derived termsEdit

Category Middle Dutch words prefixed with or- not found

Old EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *uz- (out), from unstressed Proto-Indo-European *uss-, from *uds- (up, out). Cognate with Old High German ur-, ir-, ar-, er-. More at out.

PronunciationEdit

PrefixEdit

or-

  1. original
  2. former
  3. ex-, out of
  4. without, lacking
  5. causing deprivation, privative

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Middle English: or-

WelshEdit

PronunciationEdit

PrefixEdit

or-

  1. Soft mutation of gor-.

MutationEdit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
gor- or- ngor- unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.