de-

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Latin preposition (of, from), which is often attached directly to the beginnings of other Latin words.

Pronunciation[edit]

Prefix[edit]

de-

  1. Meaning reversal, undoing or removing.
    decouple
    de-ice
  2. Intensifying.
    decomplex
    denumerate
  3. Meaning from, off.
    detrain

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Translations[edit]

NOTE: Words using the prefix de- do not necessarily use the prefixes given here when translated. See individual words for more accurate translations.


Dutch[edit]

Prefix[edit]

de-

  1. de-

Malay[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English de-, from Latin (of, from).

Pronunciation[edit]

Prefix[edit]

de-

  1. (obsolete) de- (reversal, undoing or removing)
    deaktifkan (deactivate)

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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin dis-.

Prefix[edit]

de-

  1. Alternative form of des-.
  2. indicating that an action is done more strongly or more vigorously
    brisier (to break) →‎ debrisier (to break)

West Coast Bajau[edit]

Prefix[edit]

de-

  1. (cardinal) one