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.

Translations[edit]

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.

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

Derived terms[edit]


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.

References[edit]

  • ad-” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

Portuguese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Prefix[edit]

ad-

  1. ad- (near; at)