dé-

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Partially inherited from Middle French des-, from Old French des-, from Latin dis- (apart) (ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *dwís), and partially borrowed from Latin dē- (from), in some cases. Compare the neological borrowing dis-.

Pronunciation[edit]

Prefix[edit]

dé-

  1. used to make antonyms (similar to English prefixes un-, dis-)

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Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Prefix[edit]

dé-

  1. di-, bi-, duo-

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Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
dé- dhé- ndé-
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]

  • "dé-" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • Entries containing “dé-” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.