ala-

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Estonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *ala, from Proto-Uralic *ëla. Cognate with Finnish ala- and Hungarian alatt.

Prefix[edit]

ala-

  1. under-, lower, nether, sub-, inferior

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Finnish[edit]

(index al)

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *ala, from Proto-Uralic *ëla. Cognate with Estonian ala- and Hungarian alatt.

Pronunciation[edit]

Prefix[edit]

ala- (comparative alempi, superlative alin)

  1. under-, sub-, lower, nether; inferior
    Antonym: ylä-

Usage notes[edit]

  • Ala- is used as a nominal prefix, whereas ali- is used as a verbal prefix:

Inflection[edit]

The cases of ala- serve in Finnish only as adverbs.

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Old Saxon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From al.

Prefix[edit]

ala-

  1. very, all
    alahwītvery white
    alajungvery young
    alaefniall plain

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Veps[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *ala.

Prefix[edit]

ala-

  1. under-, lower, nether, sub-, inferior
    Antonym: ülä-

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