wither-

See also: wither and wiþer-

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English, from Old English wiþer(again, against, adverb in compounds), from Proto-Germanic *wiþrą(against, toward), from Proto-Indo-European *wī-tero-(further apart), *wī-(separate, alone). Cognate with Low German wedder(against), Dutch weer(again, back), German wider(against, contrary to), wieder(again). More at with.

PrefixEdit

wither-

  1. (now chiefly Britain dialectal, Scotland) Prefix meaning: "against", "in opposition to"; "in return"; "counter-"; "contrary (to)"; "in the opposite direction (of or to)"; "backwards".

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