abs-

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ab ‎(away from).

Prefix[edit]

abs-

  1. Alternative form of ab-; away from; from; outside of.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Found before 'c', 'q', or 't', and only with words of Latin or French origin.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Elliott K. Dobbie, C. William Dunmore, Robert K. Barnhart, et al. (editors), Chambers Dictionary of Etymology (Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd, 2004 [1998], ISBN 0550142304), page 4

Latin[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ab ‎(away from)

Prefix[edit]

abs-

  1. away from

Usage notes[edit]

  • Used before 'c' or 't'.