off-

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English of-, from Old English of-, æf- ‎(off, away, down, un-), from Proto-Germanic *af- ‎(off, away), from Proto-Indo-European *apo- ‎(off, away). Cognate with Dutch af- ‎(off, away, down), German ab- ‎(off, from, down), Latin ab- ‎(from, of), Ancient Greek απο- ‎(apo-, away from, without).

Prefix[edit]

off-

  1. Away from; off.

Derived terms[edit]