ad-

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin ad-

Prefix[edit]

ad-

  1. (no longer productive) near, at.
    adrenal
  2. (no longer productive) toward, to, tendency, or addition.
    adjoin

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Anagrams[edit]


Catalan[edit]

Prefix[edit]

ad-

  1. ad-

Ido[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Prefix form of ad.

Prefix[edit]

ad-

  1. to (indicating that to which there is movement, tendency or position, with or without arrival)
    portar (carry, bear)adportar (bring, carry (to a person or place))
    ube (where)adube (where to (with motion), whither)

Derived terms[edit]


Latin[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

For euphony, ad- can assimilate the attached stem's initial consonant, becoming: a- (before sc, sp and st), ac- (before c and q), af- (before f), ag-, al-, ap-, ar-, as-, or at-.

Etymology[edit]

From the Latin preposition ad (to, towards), in turn from Proto-Italic *ad, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂éd (near, at).

Prefix[edit]

ad-

  1. to
  2. usually prefixed to verbs, in which cases it often has the effect of intensifying the verbal action

See also[edit]


Lushootseed[edit]

Prefix[edit]

ad-

  1. your (singular)

Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *ad-, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂éd (near, at). Cognates include Latin ad and English at.

Prefix[edit]

ad-

  1. to, towards
  2. in many compounds, it has a purely intensive sense

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Irish: a- (no longer productive)

Antonyms[edit]

Old Irish ó, úa (from, of)

Mutation[edit]

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
ad- unchanged n-ad-
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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Portuguese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Prefix[edit]

ad-

  1. ad- (near; at)

Welsh[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Brythonic *ate-, from Proto-Celtic *ati-.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Prefix[edit]

ad-

  1. again, back, re-
    ad- + ‎llais (voice) → ‎adlais (echo)
    ad- + ‎talu (to pay) → ‎ad-dalu (to refund)
    ad- + ‎blas (taste) → ‎adflas (aftertaste)
    Synonym: ail-
  2. affirmative prefix, emphasises prefixed word
    ad- + ‎cas (hated, nasty) → ‎atgas (hateful, detestable)

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal h-prothesis
ad- unchanged unchanged had-
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ J. Morris Jones, A Welsh Grammar, Historical and Comparative (Oxford 1913), § 156 i (1).