en-

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English en- (en-, in-).

Originally from Old French en- (also an-), from Latin in- (in, into); but also from an alteration of in-, from Middle English in-, from Old English in- (in, into), from Proto-Germanic *in (in). Both the Latin and the Germanic forms are from Proto-Indo-European *en (in, into). Intensive use of Old French en-, an- is due to confluence with Frankish *an- (intensive prefix), related to Old English on- (intensive prefix). More at in-, on-.

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en-

  1. in, into, on, onto
  2. covered
  3. caused
  4. as an intensifier

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Catalan[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Occitan en-, from Latin in-, prefixation of Latin in (in, into); see en.

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en-

  1. en- (all meanings)

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French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French en-, from Latin in-, prefixation of Latin in (in, into); see en.

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en-

  1. en- (all meanings)

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Galician[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese en-, from Latin in-, prefixation of Latin in (in, into); see en.

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en-

  1. en-, in-

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Ido[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Prefix form of en (in).

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en-

  1. prefix indicating in
    en- + ‎irar (to go) → ‎enirar (to go in; enter)
    en- + ‎swichar (to switch) → ‎enswichar (to switch on)

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Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French en-, from Latin in-, prefixation of Latin in (in, into); see en.

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en-

  1. en- (all meanings)

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Occitan[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Occitan en-, from Latin in-, prefixation of Latin in (in, into); see en.

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en-

  1. en- (all meanings)

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Old French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin in-, prefixation of Latin in (in, into). Influenced by Frankish *an- (intensive prefix), related to Old English on- (intensive prefix).

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en-

  1. en- (in; into)
  2. en- (intensifier)

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Old Saxon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ēn (one).

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ēn-

  1. one, uni-, only
    ēnkunni (only, unique)
  2. sole, single, solitary

Portuguese[edit]

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From Old Portuguese en-, from Latin in-, prefixation of Latin in (in, into); see em.

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en-

  1. en- (all meanings)

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Spanish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • em- (before b or p)

Etymology[edit]

From Old Spanish en-, from Latin in-, prefixation of Latin in (in, into); see en.

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en-

  1. en- (all meanings) (clarification of this definition is needed)

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Zulu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Prefix[edit]

en-

  1. Class 9 adjective concord.

Usage notes[edit]

The variant form em- is used before stems beginning with a labial consonant (b, f, m, p, v).

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