α-

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See also: ἀ- and ά-

Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἀ- (a-), from Proto-Indo-European *n̥-.

Prefix[edit]

α- (a-)

  1. a-, an-, in-, un-, -less (Τhe alpha privative, privative a, alpha privativum, indicating an opposite or lacking sense)
    βάσιμος (vásimos, reliable)   x   αβάσιμος (avásimos, unreliable)
    μέτρο (métro, measure)   x   άμετρος (ámetros, countless)
    αλάτι (aláti, salt)   x   ανάλατος (análatos, unsalted)

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