amid

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See also: Amid and -amid

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Middle English amidde, Old English on middan,[1] a- +‎ mid.

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Rhymes: -ɪd
  • IPA(key): /əˈmɪd/
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Preposition[edit]

amid

  1. In the middle of; in the center of; surrounded by.
    Synonyms: amongst, among
    • 1951 October, R. S. McNaught, “Lines of Approach”, in Railway Magazine, page 704:
      At last the first glimpse from a bridge of an open-top red bus, and a noticeable darkening of the atmosphere from the smoke of London: then the increasingly dingy stations with double-barrel names, set amid what has always been to me the outstanding feature of the "Premier Line" approach to London—the positively marvellous display of crazy chimney-pots on the grey inner suburban houses. As many as twenty, all of varying style, standing together like ranks of jagged teeth, and providing a Dickensian back-cloth which no other route can boast.
    • 2006, Matt Wray, Not Quite White, page 141:
      The resulting social divisions can seem so "real" and "natural" to those living amid them that there is a strong tendency to believe that they are timeless biological or scientific facts, rather than social facts that have been assembled and built up through human effort.
    • 2014 November 14, Stephen Halliday, “Scotland 1-0 Republic of Ireland: Maloney the hero”, in The Scotsman[3]:
      Amid all the fevered anticipation of this fixture, few would have expected to witness an aesthetically pleasing example of the beautiful game.
    • 2023 March 14, Caryn James, “John Wick: Chapter 4: 'Soars above most action films'”, in BBC[4]:
      In Osaka, the big action scenes take place with arrows as well as swords, amid glass display cases holding samurai costumes, a classic Wick setting.
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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Douglas Harper (2001–2024) “amid”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

amid (plural amids)

  1. Archaic form of amide.

Anagrams[edit]

Amis[edit]

Noun[edit]

amid

  1. gift

Hungarian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈɒmid]
  • Hyphenation: amid
  • Rhymes: -id

Etymology 1[edit]

ami (what) +‎ -d (possessive suffix)

Pronoun[edit]

amid

  1. second-person singular single-possession possessive of ami
Declension[edit]
Inflection (stem in -e-, front unrounded harmony)
singular plural
nominative amid
accusative amidet
dative amidnek
instrumental amiddel
causal-final amidért
translative amiddé
terminative amidig
essive-formal amidként
essive-modal amidül
inessive amidben
superessive amiden
adessive amidnél
illative amidbe
sublative amidre
allative amidhez
elative amidből
delative amidről
ablative amidtől
non-attributive
possessive - singular
amidé
non-attributive
possessive - plural
amidéi

Etymology 2[edit]

From German Ammonie (Am(monie)) + -id (-ide, suffix referring to a chemical compound).[1]

Noun[edit]

amid (plural amidok)

  1. (chemistry) amide
Declension[edit]
Inflection (stem in -o-, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative amid amidok
accusative amidot amidokat
dative amidnak amidoknak
instrumental amiddal amidokkal
causal-final amidért amidokért
translative amiddá amidokká
terminative amidig amidokig
essive-formal amidként amidokként
essive-modal
inessive amidban amidokban
superessive amidon amidokon
adessive amidnál amidoknál
illative amidba amidokba
sublative amidra amidokra
allative amidhoz amidokhoz
elative amidból amidokból
delative amidról amidokról
ablative amidtól amidoktól
non-attributive
possessive - singular
amidé amidoké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
amidéi amidokéi
Possessive forms of amid
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. amidom amidjaim
2nd person sing. amidod amidjaid
3rd person sing. amidja amidjai
1st person plural amidunk amidjaink
2nd person plural amidotok amidjaitok
3rd person plural amidjuk amidjaik
Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tótfalusi, István. Idegenszó-tár: Idegen szavak értelmező és etimológiai szótára (’A Storehouse of Foreign Words: an explanatory and etymological dictionary of foreign words’). Budapest: Tinta Könyvkiadó, 2005. →ISBN

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia no

Etymology[edit]

From the shortening of ammoniakk +‎ -id.

Noun[edit]

amid n (definite singular amidet, indefinite plural amid or amider, definite plural amida or amidene)

  1. (chemistry) an amide

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

Etymology[edit]

From the shortening of ammoniakk +‎ -id.

Noun[edit]

amid n (definite singular amidet, indefinite plural amid, definite plural amida)

  1. (chemistry) an amide

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pl

Etymology[edit]

Internationalism; ultimately from New Latin am(mōniacum) +‎ -id.[1][2] First attested in the 19th century.[3]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

amid m inan

  1. (organic chemistry) amide
    amid kwasuacid amide
    grupa amidówamide group
    zawierać amidto contain amide

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

adjectives
nouns

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mirosław Bańko, Lidia Wiśniakowska (2021) “amid”, in Wielki słownik wyrazów obcych, →ISBN
  2. ^ Witold Doroszewski, editor (1958–1969), “amid”, in Słownik języka polskiego (in Polish), Warszawa: PWN
  3. ^ Aleksander Zdanowicz (1861) “amid”, in Słownik języka polskiego, Wilno 1861[1]

Further reading[edit]

Welsh[edit]

Welsh Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia cy

Etymology[edit]

Adapted from English amide.

Noun[edit]

amid m (plural amidau)

  1. (chemistry) amide[1]

Derived terms[edit]

  • -amid (suffix denoting a specific amide)

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Delyth Prys, J.P.M. Jones, Owain Davies, Gruffudd Prys (2006) Y Termiadur: termau wedi'u safoni; standardised terminology[2] (in Welsh), Cardiff: Awdurdod cymwysterau, cwricwlwm ac asesu Cymru (Qualifications curriculum & assessment authority for Wales), →ISBN, page 15