e-

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin ē-.[1]

Prefix[edit]

e-

  1. Used to form adjectives with the sense of lacking something.

Etymology 2[edit]

Abbreviation of electronic.

Prefix[edit]

e-

  1. In an electronic or computerized form, often in association with the Internet.

Usage notes[edit]

This practice began with e-mail perhaps as far back as 1971. Many terms beginning with e- can be seen in both hyphenated (e.g. e-card) and unhyphenated (e.g., ecard) form, and sometimes — particularly in a business context — the letter following the e- will be capitalized (e.g., eBusiness or e-Business). In the present day, e- is generally used to indicate association with or transmission over the Internet. In proper names beginning with e-, the convention is generally to leave the e- lower-case, and to capitalize the second letter of the name (e.g., eBay). The e remains then lower-case when the name is used at the beginning of a sentence.

Coordinate terms[edit]

  • (electronic): i- (internet), -e

See also[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Abbreviation of emergency.

Prefix[edit]

e-

  1. For emergency purposes.
    e-stop, e-brake

Etymology 4[edit]

Abbreviation of electric.

Prefix[edit]

e-

  1. (marketing) Used to prefix product names, to indicate an electrified or all-electric variant of the product, particularly cars.
    e-scooter
    1. (marketing) Used to prefix product names, to indicate a battery-powered or onboard electric power source variant.

Derived terms[edit]

Coordinate terms[edit]

  • (electric): -e

References[edit]


Chuukese[edit]

Prefix[edit]

e-

  1. Third-person singular subject marker for tense modifying adverbs.
  2. one

Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Prefix[edit]

ē-

  1. Alternative form of ex- (combining with b-, d-, g-, j-, l-, m-, n-, r-, and v-initial words).

Derived terms[edit]

Category Latin words prefixed with e- not found

Northern Ndebele[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Prefix[edit]

e-

  1. Class 4 relative concord.

Etymology 2[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Prefix[edit]

e-

  1. Class 9 relative concord.

Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English e-.

Prefix[edit]

e-

  1. e-; including the hyphen (in an electronic or computerized form, often in association with the Internet)

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • e- in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese[edit]

Prefix[edit]

e-

  1. Alternative form of em- used before M and N
  2. Alternative form of ex- (outward motion)

Southern Ndebele[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Prefix[edit]

e-

  1. Class 4 relative concord.

Etymology 2[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Prefix[edit]

e-

  1. Class 9 relative concord.

Etymology 3[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Prefix[edit]

e-

  1. Class 9 adjective concord.

Swedish[edit]

Prefix[edit]

e-

  1. electronic; including the hyphen
  2. prefix that may be used on certain pronouns and adverbs to create "-ever" constructions, all of which are considered archaic or heavily archaic.
huru ("how"); ehuru ("however", "although")
vad ("what"); evad ("whatever")
ho ("who" (obsolete)), eho ("whoever")

Derived terms[edit]


Xhosa[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Prefix[edit]

e-

  1. Class 4 relative concord.

Etymology 2[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Prefix[edit]

e-

  1. Class 9 relative concord.

Etymology 3[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Prefix[edit]

e-

  1. at, on, in; locative prefix.
Usage notes[edit]

This prefix is used with nouns of all classes except 1(a) and 2(a). Usually, it occurs in the form of the circumfix e- -ini, but certain nouns have only the prefix. When affixed to a class 11 noun in u-, it changes to elu-. Also when affixed to a class 10 noun in iin-, iim-, ii-, it also changes to ezin-, ezim-, ezi-.


Zulu[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Prefix[edit]

e-

  1. Class 4 relative concord.

Etymology 2[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Prefix[edit]

e-

  1. Class 9 relative concord.

Etymology 3[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Prefix[edit]

e-

  1. at, on, in; locative prefix.
Usage notes[edit]

This prefix is used with nouns of all classes except 1(a) and 2(a). Usually, it occurs in the form of the circumfix e- -ini, but certain nouns have only the prefix. When affixed to a class 5 noun beginning in ī-, it is lengthened to ē-, and when affixed to a class 11 noun in ū-, it is lengthened and also changes to ō-.

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