af-

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See also: af, AF, aF, A.F., and äf

Danish[edit]

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af-

  1. off, from, down (see German ab-, Swedish av-)

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Dutch[edit]

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af-

  1. (prefix) de-, en-
  2. down
  3. off

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Gothic[edit]

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af-

  1. Romanization of 𐌰𐍆-

Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse af-, from Proto-Germanic *aba-.

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af-

  1. de-

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Old English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *ab ‎(from). Akin to Old English af, of ‎(from, of, off).

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af-

  1. (verbal prefix; the noun counterpart of this prefix is æf-) prefix added to verbs meaning away, off, from, away from
    ofcuman, afcuman ‎(to come from, originate from)

Old Saxon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Proto-Germanic *af- ‎(away, away from), from Proto-Indo-European *apo- ‎(off, away). Cognate with Old English of-, Old Norse af-, Gothic 𐌰𐍆- ‎(af-), Old High German ab; and with Latin ab-, Ancient Greek απο- ‎(apo-).

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af-

  1. Forming verbs and adjectives with the sense of "off", "away", "from", "out of", "away from"
    afgevan/afgeƀan ‎(to give up, surrender)
  2. down
    afbrekan ‎(break down, pluck)
    afheldian ‎(go down, end)

Swedish[edit]

Prefix[edit]

af-

  1. obsolete spelling of av-