а-

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Abaza[edit]

Prefix[edit]

а- (ā-)

  1. (definite) article, attached to Abaza words, denoting definiteness.
    ажвлараāž°lārāThe nation.
  2. (possessive prefix) its, belonging to a non-human object
    Акъва атранспортĀq̇°ā ātrānsportSukhumi's transport

Abkhaz[edit]

Prefix[edit]

а- (ā-)

  1. (definite) article, attached to Abkhaz words, denoting definiteness.
    аҳаирплан иҧыруеитāḥāirṗlān ipərueiṭthe aircraft flies
    ашəҟəыҩҩцәа Аҟәаҟа ицеитāšəq̇əəʿ°ʿ°c°ā Āq̇°āq̇ā iceiṭthe writers went to Sukhumi
  2. (3rd person singular inanimate pronoun) it, used as the subject in transitive verbs
    сагеитsāgeiṭit took me
  3. (3rd person singular inanimate possessive prefix) its, belonging to non-human 3rd-person singular
    Аҟәа атранспортĀq̇°ā āṭrānsṗorṭSukhumi's transport
  4. the infinitive form of a verb, denoting there is no definite subject. See also -ра
    адырраādərrāto know
    аҧсшәа аҳəараāpsš°ā āḥəārāto speak the Abkhaz language
    аиааираāiāāirāto win

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Russian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Ancient Greek ἀ- (a-).

Prefix[edit]

а- (a-)

  1. in-, un-, ab-
  2. (unproductive) indicates the absence of something; takes nouns, produces nouns[1]
    атони́яatoníjaatony
    аритми́яaritmíjaarrhythmia

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἀ- (a-) (ἀν- (an-) immediately preceding a vowel), from Proto-Indo-European *n̥- (un-, not), zero-grade form of *ne (not), whence also Serbo-Croatian не.

Prefix[edit]

а- (Latin spelling a-)

  1. Prefix prepended to words to denote a negation, deprivation or absence of a property denoted by base word.

Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]

  • а-” in Hrvatski jezični portal