far-

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Manx[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Prefix[edit]

far-

  1. pseudo-, mock, fake

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
far- ar- var-
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Old Saxon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Proto-Germanic *fer-, *fur-, *fra- (away, far), from Proto-Indo-European *pro-, *per-, *pr- with a variety of meanings including ‘rejection, destruction, prohibition’. Cognate with Old Frisian for-, Old English for-, for-, Dutch ver-, Old High German fir-, far- (German ver-), and, outside Germanic, with Ancient Greek περί (perí), Latin per-, Old Church Slavonic пре- (Russian пере-).

Pronunciation[edit]

Prefix[edit]

far-

  1. forming verbs from verbs with various senses especially ‘wrongly, away from, astray, abstention, prohibition, perversion, destruction’
    farbiodan (to forbid, prohibit)
    farwerthan (to perish, die)
    farswerian (to forswear)
  2. used to create intensified adjectives and verbs from other adjectives and verbs, with the sense of completely or fully. Compare Modern English use of up
    farbrekan (to violate)
    farswindan (to disappear)
    fargeƀan (to forgive)
  3. very
    farwurht (a very evil deed)

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Prefix[edit]

far-

  1. additional, extra

Derived terms[edit]