See also: per, Per, PER, pêr, për, and për-

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from Latin per and per-.

PrefixEdit

per-

  1. (non-productive) In verbs: denoting the sense "through", as in perforate.
  2. (non-productive) In verbs: denoting the sense "thoroughly", as in perfect.
  3. (non-productive) In verbs: denoting the sense "to destruction", as in pervert.
  4. (non-productive) In adjectives and adverbs: denoting the sense "extremely", as in perfervid.
  5. (chemistry) Forming nouns and adjectives denoting the maximum proportion of one element in a compound, as in peroxide.
  6. (chemistry) Added to the name of an element in a polyatomic ion denote the number of atoms of that element (usually four).

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Etymology 2Edit

Borrowed from Old French per (modern French par).

PrefixEdit

per-

  1. (non-productive) Denoting the sense "by" or "per", as in perchance or perhaps.

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AsturianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin per-.

PrefixEdit

per-

  1. used to make superlatives of adjectives and adverbs
    perguapu
    very beautiful
    perblancu
    very white
    perbién
    very well
    perlloñe
    very far

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FrenchEdit

PrefixEdit

per-

  1. per-

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IndonesianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *paʀ. Cognate with Tagalog pag-.

PrefixEdit

per-

  1. Used to form nouns from verbs conjugated with ber-

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From per (through).

PrefixEdit

per-

  1. Used to make adjectives or verbs that are "very" something.
    multī (many)permultī (very many)
  2. Used to form verbs that are intensive or completive, conveying the idea of doing something all the way through or entirely.

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MalayEdit

EtymologyEdit

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PronunciationEdit

PrefixEdit

per-

  1. abstraction, place, goal, result

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