mis-

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English mis-, from Old English mis- (mis-), from Proto-Germanic *missa- (wrongly, badly), from Proto-Indo-European *mitto (mutual, reciprocal), from Proto-Indo-European *meyt- (to replace, switch, exchange, swap). Cognate with Scots mis- (mis-), Dutch mis- (mis-), German miss-, mis- (mis-), Swedish mis- (mis-), Icelandic mis- (mis-). Compare also French més-, mé- (mis-), from Old French mes- (mis-), from Frankish *mis-, *missa- (mis-), from the same Proto-Germanic source above.

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mis-

  1. bad, badly, wrong, wrongly
  2. lack or failure
  3. in error
    I misdeleted my file yesterday and had to have it restored.

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Danish[edit]

Prefix[edit]

mis-

  1. mis-; bad, wrong, erronous

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch mis-, from Old Dutch mis-, from Proto-Germanic *missa-.[1]

Cognate with Old English mis- and German miss-.

Prefix[edit]

mis-

  1. mis-

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References[edit]

  1. ^ J. de Vries & F. de Tollenaere, "Etymologisch Woordenboek", Uitgeverij Het Spectrum, Utrecht, 1986 (14de druk)

Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Ido mis-.

Prefix[edit]

mis-

  1. Wrong, erroneous.
    kompreni (understand)miskompreni (misunderstand).

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Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse mis-, from Proto-Germanic *missa- (wrongly, badly), from Proto-Indo-European *mitto (mutual, reciprocal), from Proto-Indo-European *meyt- (to replace, switch, exchange, swap)

Prefix[edit]

mis-

  1. mis-, wrong, erroneous

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse mis- (mis-), from Proto-Germanic *missa- (wrongly, badly), from Proto-Indo-European *mitto (mutual, reciprocal), from Proto-Indo-European *meyt- (to replace, switch, exchange, swap)

Prefix[edit]

mis-

  1. mis-, wrong, erroneous.

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Ido[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English mis-, from Proto-Germanic *missa-.

Prefix[edit]

mis-

  1. mis-, wrong, erroneous.
    uzar (to use)misuzar (to misuse).

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *missa-. Akin to Old English missan (to miss)

Prefix[edit]

mis-

  1. bad, badly, wrong, wrongly
  2. lack or failure

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Category Old English words prefixed with mis- not found



Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *missa- (wrongly, badly), from Proto-Indo-European *mitto (mutual, reciprocal), from Proto-Indo-European *meyt- (to replace, switch, exchange, swap)

Prefix[edit]

mis-

  1. mis-, wrong, erroneous

Derived terms[edit]

Category Old Norse words prefixed with mis- not found