ymb-

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Old English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Proto-Germanic *umbi (around). Akin to Old English ymb, ymbe (around, about)

Prefix[edit]

ymb-

  1. around
    ymbfær (circuit)
    ymbeardian "to dwell around"
  2. about, regarding
    ymbeþanc "thought, reflection, consideration"
    ymbhȳdig (anxious)
    ymbwlātian (to contemplate, observe, consider)
    ymbesprǣċ "talk, remark, criticism, opinion"
  3. near, by
  4. causing restraint, lessening
    ymbbǣtan (to curb, restain)

Descendants[edit]