far-

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Manx[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Prefix[edit]

far-

  1. pseudo-, mock, fake

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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]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *fer-, *fur-, *fra- ‎(away, far), from Proto-Indo-European *pro-, *per-, *pr- with a variety of meanings including ‘rejection, destruction, prohibition’. Cognate with Old Frisian for-, Old English for-, for-, Dutch ver-, Old High German fir-, far- (German ver-), and, outside Germanic, with Ancient Greek περί ‎(perí), Latin per-, Old Church Slavonic пре- (Russian пере-).

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)

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Prefix[edit]

far-

  1. additional, extra

Derived terms[edit]