See also: with, wiþ, wið, with-, and wįð

Old EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From wiþ (against). More at with, with-.

PronunciationEdit

PrefixEdit

wiþ-

  1. against, opposed to, counter to
    wiþhabbanto oppose, resist
    wiþcēosanto reject, "with-choose"
  2. away, off
    wiþhogianto disregard, ignore
    wiþfaranto go off, escape
  3. again, back
    wiþferianrescue, redeem
  4. completely, fully, entirely (perfective prefix)
    wiþheardanto harden, solidify

Usage notesEdit

  • This is generally an unstressed verbal prefix. The corresponding stressed nominal prefix is wiþer-.

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DescendantsEdit

  • Middle English: wid-, vid-, vith-, with-