il-

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin il-, assimilated form of in- before l-.

Prefix[edit]

il-

  1. not; a form of the prefix in-, used before l

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Catalan[edit]

Prefix[edit]

il-

  1. Form used before a root beginning with the letter l of in-

Usage notes[edit]

Normally this prefix will combine with the root to make a word that uses the ela geminada. For example, il- and legal combine to form il·legal. but for some words, the use of the ela palatal will provide an alternate form or the preferred form. Thus il- and legible can combine to form either illegible or il·legible, while il- and letrat (literate) combine only as illetrat (illiterate) in Standard Catalan, although il·letrat is a common, but still illiterate, misspelling.

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish il (much, many), from Proto-Indo-European *pelh₁- (compare Ancient Greek πολύς (polús, much)).

Prefix[edit]

il-

  1. multiple, poly-, multi-
  2. miscellaneous
  3. sundry
  4. composite

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Italian[edit]

Prefix[edit]

il-

  1. Variant of in- before the letter "l"

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Assimilated form of in-, before l-.

Prefix[edit]

il-

  1. Alternative form of in-