See also: under and ûnder

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English under-, from Old English under-, from Proto-Germanic *under, from Proto-Indo-European *n̥dʰér (lower) and *n̥tér (inside). For more, see under.

PrefixEdit

under-

  1. Under (in any sense): insufficient, insufficiently, below what is correct; subordinate to; beneath or behind.

Usage notesEdit

  • In many common cases, this prefix is attached directly to a word. When forming new words, however, it is typically hyphenated until the word becomes common.

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

PrefixEdit

under-

  1. under-
  2. sub-

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

PrefixEdit

under-

  1. under-
  2. sub-

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Old EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Germanic *under, from Proto-Indo-European *nter- (between, among), akin to Old English under (between, among, in the presence of), Old High German untar (between, among), Latin inter (between, among). More at inter-.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈun.der/ (as a nominal prefix)
  • IPA(key): /ˌun.der/ (as a verbal prefix)

PrefixEdit

under-

  1. between, among
    understandanto understand (originally 'to stand between', 'be near to both sides')
    underscēotanto intercept

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Germanic *under, from Proto-Indo-European *ndhero- (lower), akin to Old English under (under, beneath), Old High German untar (under), Latin infra (below, beneath).

PrefixEdit

under-

  1. beneath
  2. subordinate to
    underlingunderling, subordinate

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