ó-

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Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse ó- and ú-, from Proto-Germanic *un-, from Proto-Indo-European *n̥-, a prefix use of the particle *ne ‎(not). In Faroese this changed very early from ú- to ó-.

Cognate with Old English un- (English un-) Old Saxon un-, Dutch on-, Old High German un- (German un-, Swedish o-, Norwegian u), and Gothic 𐌿𐌽- ‎(un-). The Indo-European root is also the source of Ancient Greek α- ‎(a-), αν- ‎(an-), Latin in-, and Old Irish in-.

Prefix[edit]

ó-

  1. un-

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse ó- and ú-, from Proto-Germanic *un-, from Proto-Indo-European *n̥-, a prefix use of the particle *ne ‎(not). In Icelandic this changed very early from ú- to ó-.

Cognate with Old English un- (English un-) Old Saxon un-, Dutch on-, Old High German un- (German un-, Swedish o-, Norwegian u), and Gothic 𐌿𐌽- ‎(un-). The Indo-European root is also the source of Ancient Greek α- ‎(a-), αν- ‎(an-), Latin in-, and Old Irish in-.

Prefix[edit]

ó-

  1. un-, non-, in-
    ó- + friður ‎(peace) → ófriður ‎(war)
    ó- + heppni ‎(luck) → óheppni ‎(bad luck)
    ó- + þekkur ‎(well-behaved) → óþekkur ‎(naughty)
    ó- + happ ‎(a stroke of luck) → óhapp ‎(accident)
    ó + samlína ‎(collinear) → ósamlína ‎(noncollinear)

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