α-

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See also: ἀ- and ά-

Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἀ- (a-), from Proto-Indo-European *n̥-.

Prefix[edit]

α- (a-)

  1. a-, an-, in-, un-, -less (Τhe alpha privative, privative a, alpha privativum, indicating an opposite or lacking sense)
    α- (a-) + ‎βάσιμος (vásimos, reliable) → ‎αβάσιμος (avásimos, unreliable)
    α- (a-) + ‎μέτρο (métro, measure) → ‎άμετρος (ámetros, countless)
    α- (a-) + ‎αλάτι (aláti, salt) → ‎ανάλατος (análatos, unsalted)

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