See also: over, över, Över, øver, and över-

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English over-, from Old English ofer- (over-), from Proto-Germanic *ubar- (over-). Cognate with Dutch over-, German über-, Danish over-, Swedish över-. More at over.

PronunciationEdit

PrefixEdit

over-

  1. above, or higher
  2. superior
  3. excessively
    overkind, overloud
  4. surrounding or covering
    overcoat, overpack, overshoe

Usage notesEdit

Comparison of relative combinations (two separate words, hyphenated or a single compound word) does not easily fit a pattern; terms become compound words as they are broadly accepted.

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DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *ubar- (over-). Cognate with Dutch over-, German über-, English over-, Swedish över-. More at over.

PrefixEdit

over-

  1. usually the same as over- in English.

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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

See over

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)

PrefixEdit

over-

  1. Prepended to verbs; denotes that action takes place over the object.
    Hij oversproeide de planten.
    He sprayed over the plants.
  2. Prepended to verbs, nouns and adjectives; denotes that the action or state takes place excessively.
    De man overeet zich.
    The man overeats.

Usage notesEdit

The second meaning is not shared by compounds with the adverb over.


Norwegian BokmålEdit

PrefixEdit

over-

  1. usually the same as over- in English.

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

PrefixEdit

over-

  1. usually the same as over- in English.

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