æf-

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See also: äf, æf, AEF, A.E.F., and A. E. F.

Old English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *ab (from). Akin to Old English af, of (from, of, off).

Pronunciation[edit]

Prefix[edit]

æf-

  1. away, off, from, away from
    ofþynċan (to offend, to insult)æfþunca, æfþanca (offense)
    æfgryndeabyss
  2. absence, detriment, reduction; dis-, de-, un-
    æfweardabsent; distant
    æfwyrþdegradation; disgrace
    æfwyrdladamage
    æf- + ‎wela (wealth) → ‎æfwela (decrease in wealth)

Usage notes[edit]

  • This is the stressed nominal prefix variant of af-, of-.

Derived terms[edit]