des-

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Old French des-, from Latin dis-.

Prefix[edit]

des-

  1. Obsolete form of dis-. (reversal of sense of succeeding word)
  2. (organic chemistry) removal of a group from a molecule

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Dutch[edit]

Prefix[edit]

des-

  1. des-
  2. dis-

Ido[edit]

Prefix[edit]

des-

  1. Expresses the opposite of the root word.
    honoro (honor)deshonoro (dishonor)

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Luxembourgish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /des/, [dəs], /dæs/

Prefix[edit]

des-

  1. de-; dis-

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Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French des-.

Prefix[edit]

des-

  1. de-; dis-

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Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French des-, from Latin dis-.

Prefix[edit]

des-

  1. dis-

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Occitan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Occitan des-, from Latin dis-.

Prefix[edit]

des-

  1. de-; dis-

Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin dis-.

Prefix[edit]

des-

  1. de-; dis-

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese des-, from Latin dis-, from Proto-Indo-European *dwís.

Pronunciation[edit]

Prefix[edit]

des-

  1. un-; de-; dis- (forms verbs indicating the reversal of the prefixed verb)
    des- + ‎ligar (to turn on) → ‎desligar (to turn off)
  2. un- (forms nouns indicating the lack or opposite of the prefixed noun)
    des- + ‎amor (love) → ‎desamor (disdain)
  3. Misspelling of dis-.

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Romanian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin dis-, from Proto-Indo-European *dwís.

Pronunciation[edit]

Prefix[edit]

des-

  1. dis-, de-
    face (to do) →‎ desface (to undo)

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Spanish des-, from Latin dis-, from Proto-Indo-European *dwís.

Prefix[edit]

des-

  1. dis-; indicative of a negative.
    colgar (to hang up (a phone))descolgar (to pick up (a phone))

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