uþ-

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Old English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Proto-Germanic *unþ-. Akin to Gothic unþa-, Old English *und- (up to) (providing first element in such words as until, unto), Old Frisian and Old Saxon und "until", Old High German unzi, Gothic und "unto, until", Old English preposition "until, up to",

Prefix[edit]

ūþ-

  1. prefix denoting departure, from, away
    ūþgenge "fleeting, vanishing, departing; alien, fugitive"
  2. intensive prefix
    ūþmǣte "huge, immense"
    ūþwita "scholar, philisopher, sage; scribe, Pharisee"

Usage notes[edit]

The prefix has two forms: a stressed form ūþ-, and unstressed oþ-