over-

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See also: over, över, över-, and øver

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English over-, from Old English ofer- (over-), from Proto-Germanic *ubar- (over-). Cognate with Dutch over-, German über-, Danish over-, Swedish över-. More at over.

Prefix[edit]

over-

  1. above, or higher
  2. superior
  3. excessively
    overkind, overloud
  4. surrounding or covering
    overcoat, overpack, overshoe

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Comparison of relative combinations (two separate words, hyphenated or a single compound word) does not easily fit a pattern; terms become compound words as they are broadly accepted.

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Prefix[edit]

over-

  1. to the other side, over
  2. again, once again

Usage notes[edit]

Mainly used with verbs. Nouns are derived from the verbs.

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