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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English unto, from Old English *untō, *und tō, equivalent to un- (against; toward; up to) +‎ to. Cognate with Old Frisian ont to ("until"; > Saterland Frisian antou (until)) (cf. Old Frisian und (up to; till), Old Frisian til (till; to)), Old Saxon untō, untuo (until), Old High German unze, unzi, unza (until), Old Norse und (as far as; up to), Gothic 𐌿𐌽𐍄𐌴 (untē, until; as long as).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈʌntuː/
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ConjunctionEdit

unto

  1. (obsolete, poetic) Up to the time or degree that; until; till.
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PrepositionEdit

unto

  1. (archaic or poetic) Up to, indicating a motion towards a thing and then stopping at it.
    Sir Gawain rode unto the nearby castle.
    • c. 1610-11, William Shakespeare, The Tempest, Act I scene ii[1]:
      Come unto these yellow sands,
      And then take hands;
      Curtsied when you have, and kiss'd
      The wild waves whist,
      Foot it featly here and there,
      And sweet sprites bear
      The burthen. []
  2. (archaic or poetic) To, indicating an indirect object.
    And the Lord said unto Moses []
    • c. 1596-97, William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, Act IV scene i[2]:
      So please my lord the duke and all the court / To quit the fine for one half of his goods / I am content; so he will let me have / The other half in use, to render it, / Upon his death, unto the gentleman / That lately stole his daughter: / Two things provided more,— []
    • Sir Thomas Browne
      Again, whereas men affirm they perceive an addition of ponderosity in dead bodies, comparing them usually unto blocks and stones, whensoever they lift or carry them; this accessional preponderancy is rather in appearance than reality.

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VerbEdit

unto

  1. first-person singular present indicative form of untar

GalicianEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

14th century. From Old Galician and Old Portuguese unto, from Latin unctum (ointment; savory dish).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

unto m (plural untos)

  1. (countable, uncountable) lard; delicate and tasty fat of the abdomen of the pig which is usually preserved salted and smoked, and used in the elaboration of caldo
    • 1439, X. Ferro Couselo (ed.), A vida e a fala dos devanceiros. Escolma de documentos en galego dos séculos XIII ao XVI. Vigo: Galaxia, page 418:
      hordenaron que qual quer persona de fora parte que trouxer a vender a dita çera ou untos ou manteiga ou aseite, que page de cada libra de çera un diñeiro.
      they commanded that any foreigner that would bring and sell wax or lards or butter or oil, that he should pay a diñeiro for each pound
    Miña nay ten unto vello dos porcos que ha de matar / tamen verzas na horta das coias que ha de prantar. (folk son)
    My mother has old lard of the pigs she'll kill / and also has cabbages in the garden, of the seeds she'll plant.
    Synonym: enxunlla

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ReferencesEdit

  • untos” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • unto” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • unto” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • unto” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

ItalianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin unctus.

VerbEdit

unto m (feminine singular unta, masculine plural unti, feminine plural unte)

  1. past participle of ungere
  2. past participle of ungersi

AdjectiveEdit

unto (feminine singular unta, masculine plural unti, feminine plural unte)

  1. greasy
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Etymology 2Edit

From Latin unctum.

NounEdit

unto m (plural unti)

  1. fat, grease
  2. flattery
  3. the anointed
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PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese unto, from Latin unctum (ointment).

Cognate with Galician unto, Spanish unto, Occitan onch, Italian unto and Romanian unt.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

unto m (plural untos)

  1. lard
  2. grease
  3. unguent

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VerbEdit

unto

  1. first-person singular (eu) present indicative of untar

SpanishEdit

VerbEdit

unto

  1. First-person singular (yo) present indicative form of untar.