ont-

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Afrikaans[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Dutch ont-, from Middle Dutch ont-, from Old Dutch ant-, from Proto-Germanic *andi-, *anda-, *and-.

Prefix[edit]

ont-

  1. un-, de-; forms verbs meaning to negate, remove or separate.
Usage notes[edit]

Not separable. When forming past participles, those generally aren't prepended with the prefix ge-.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Dutch ont-, from Middle Dutch ont-, from Old Dutch int-, from Proto-Germanic *in-.

Prefix[edit]

ont-

  1. Forms inchoative verbs, indicating that a process is beginning.
Usage notes[edit]

Not separable. When forming past participles, those generally aren't prepended with the prefix ge-.


Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɔnt/
  • (file)

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch ont-, from Old Dutch ant-, from Proto-West Germanic *anda-, from Proto-Germanic *andi-, *anda-, *and-.

Prefix[edit]

ont-

  1. un-, de-; forms verbs meaning to negate, remove or separate.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle Dutch ont-, from Old Dutch int-, from Proto-Germanic *in-.

Prefix[edit]

ont-

  1. Forms inchoative verbs, indicating that a process is beginning.

Derived terms[edit]


Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Dutch ant-, from Proto-West Germanic *anda-, from Proto-Germanic *andi-, *anda-, *and-.

Prefix[edit]

ont-

  1. un-, de-; forms verbs meaning to negate, remove or separate.
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • Dutch: ont-

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Dutch int-, from Proto-Germanic *in-.

Prefix[edit]

ont-

  1. Forms inchoative verbs, indicating that a process is beginning.
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]