ont-

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Pronunciation[edit]

Prefix[edit]

ont-  Non-separable

  1. to strip off/away that which is referred to by the stem (to which this prefix is prepended)
  2. to add the connotation that the action referred to by the stem is non-repeatable; i.e., to make the verb which follows become the diametrically opposite of frequentative, as it were.

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Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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

Prefix[edit]

ont-

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

Etymology 2[edit]

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

Prefix[edit]

ont-

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

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Category Middle Dutch words prefixed with ont- not found