al-

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English al-, from Old English eal-, eall- (all-). More at all.

Prefix[edit]

al-

  1. (no longer productive) Alternative form of all-.
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin al-, variant of ad- used with words starting with L.

Prefix[edit]

al-

  1. Variant of ad- used before the letter L.

References[edit]

  • al-” in The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition, Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000.
  • al-” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.

Dutch[edit]

Prefix[edit]

al-

  1. all-; pan-.



Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Uralic *ala

Pronunciation[edit]

Prefix[edit]

al-

  1. sub-, under-
  2. vice, deputy (used with a rank of a person in office)
    elnök (president) → alelnök (vice president)

Derived terms[edit]


Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Euphonic alteration of ad-, assimilating the D into the initial L of the word the prefix is applied to. See also ac-, af-, ag-, ap-, ar-, as-, at-.

Prefix[edit]

al-

  1. Alternative form of ad-.