far-

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See also: far, Far, fár, får, and fær

Manx[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Prefix[edit]

far-

  1. pseudo-, mock, fake

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
far- ar- var-
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Old Saxon[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *firi- (around, across), *fra- (away from, off of, fully), *furi- (before, forth, forward).

Pronunciation[edit]

Prefix[edit]

far-

  1. forming verbs from verbs with various senses especially ‘wrongly, away from, astray, abstention, prohibition, perversion, destruction’
    farbiodan (to forbid, prohibit)
    farwerthan (to perish, die)
    farswerian (to forswear)
  2. used to create intensified adjectives and verbs from other adjectives and verbs, with the sense of completely or fully. Compare Modern English use of up
    farbrekan (to violate)
    farswindan (to disappear)
    fargeƀan (to forgive)
  3. very
    farwurht (a very evil deed)

Descendants[edit]

  • Middle Low German: vor-

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Prefix[edit]

far-

  1. additional, extra

Derived terms[edit]