ad-

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

from the Latin prefix ad-.

Prefix[edit]

ad-

  1. near, at.
    adrenal.
  2. toward, to, tendency, or addition.
    adjoin.

References[edit]

  • ad-” in The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition, Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000.
  • ad-” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.

Latin[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

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

Etymology[edit]

ad (towards)

Prefix[edit]

ad-

  1. to

Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Prefix[edit]

ad-

  1. to