all-

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English all- (also al-), from Old English eall-, eal- (all-), from Proto-Germanic *ala- (all-), from Proto-Indo-European *al- (all). Cognate with Dutch al-, German all-, Swedish all-. More at all.

Prefix[edit]

all-

  1. Combining form to indicate complete power or authority in an area.
    all-knowing
    all-loving
    all-seeing
    all-powerful
  2. Combining form to indicate that a term applies in a general manner.
    all-around
    all-over
    all-right

Translations[edit]


Estonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From all.

Prefix[edit]

all-

  1. located beneath, at the bottom, nether, sub-

Derived terms[edit]


Icelandic[edit]

Prefix[edit]

all-

  1. fairly, rather, decently syn. [since the 17th century]
  2. (dated) very syn.
    Ekki allfáir viðskiptavinir.
    Very many customers.

Derived terms[edit]

Category Icelandic words prefixed with all- not found

Usage notes[edit]

See also[edit]

  • dá- (rather, fairly, quite)

Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ XIII. Bandstrik ("hyphens")