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.
- Beneath, under
- Deficient, below what is correct
- Subordinate to
- 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.
under (in any sense): insufficient, insufficiently
- “under-” in The Bokmål Dictionary.
- poinn- (dialectal)
From Proto-Germanic *under, from Proto-Indo-European *nter- (“between, among”), akin to Old English under (“under, beneath”), Old High German untar (“between, among”), Latin inter (“between, among”). More at inter-.
- between, among
- understandan ― to understand (originally 'to stand between', 'be near to both sides')
- underscēotan ― to intercept
From Proto-Germanic *under, from Proto-Indo-European *ndhero- (“lower”), akin to Old English under (“between, among, in the presence of”), Old High German untar (“under”), Latin infra (“below, beneath”).
- subordinate to
- underling ― underling, subordinate