ymb

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *umbi, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂mbʰi (around). Cognate with Old Saxon umbi (Dutch om), Old High German umbi (German um), Old Norse um (Swedish om).

The Indo-European root is also the source of Latin ambi-, Ancient Greek ἀμφί (amphí), Old Irish imb-, Sanskrit अभि (abhi, towards, over, upon), Old Persian 𐎠𐎲𐎡𐎹 (abiy, towards, against, upon).

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

ymb

  1. around, about, by, concerning

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Middle English: umbe