all-

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English all- (also al-), from Old English eall-, eal- (all-). Cognate with Dutch al-, German all-, Swedish all-. More at all.

Prefix[edit]

all-

  1. Indicates complete power or authority in an area.
    all-knowing
    all-loving
    all-seeing
    all-powerful
  2. Indicates that a term applies in a general manner.
    all-around
    all-over
    all-right

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Estonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From all.

Prefix[edit]

all-

  1. located beneath, at the bottom, nether, sub-

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Icelandic[edit]

Prefix[edit]

all-

  1. fairly, rather, decently [since the 17th century]
  2. (dated) very
    Ekki allfáir viðskiptavinir.
    Very many customers.

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Derived terms[edit]

Category Icelandic words prefixed with all- not found

See also[edit]

  • dá- (rather, fairly, quite)

References[edit]

  1. ^ XIII. Bandstrik ("hyphens")

Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From allr (all).

Prefix[edit]

all-

  1. used as an intensive in front of adjectives and adverbs; very, extremely

References[edit]

  • all- in A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, G. T. Zoëga, Clarendon Press, 1910, at Internet Archive.

Welsh[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Prefix[edit]

all-

  1. out, off, ex-, extra-
    all- + ‎morio (to travel by sea) → ‎allforio (to export)
    all- + ‎plyg (folded) → ‎allblyg (extrovert)
    all- + ‎pwn (load, burden) → ‎allbwn (output)
    Synonyms: ech-, es-
  2. other, allo-
    all- + ‎tud (people, nation) → ‎alltud (stranger; exile)
    all- + ‎ffôn (phone) → ‎allffon (allophone)

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Mutation[edit]

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

References[edit]

R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950–present) , “all-”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies