per-

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See also: per, Per, PER, pêr, për, and për-

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowing from Latin per and per-.

Prefix[edit]

per-

  1. (non-productive) In verbs: denoting the sense "through", as in perforate.
  2. (non-productive) In verbs: denoting the sense "thoroughly", as in perfect.
  3. (non-productive) In verbs: denoting the sense "to destruction", as in pervert.
  4. (non-productive) In adjectives and adverbs: denoting the sense "extremely", as in perfervid.
  5. (chemistry) Forming nouns and adjectives denoting the maximum proportion of one element in a compound, as in peroxide.
  6. (chemistry) Added to the name of an element in a polyatomic ion denote the number of atoms of that element (usually four).

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Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowing from Old French per (modern French par).

Prefix[edit]

per-

  1. (non-productive) Denoting the sense "by" or "per", as in perchance or perhaps.

Asturian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin per-.

Prefix[edit]

per-

  1. used to make superlatives of adjectives
    perguapu
    very beautiful
    perblancu
    very white

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From per (through).

Prefix[edit]

per-

  1. Used to make adjectives or verbs that are "very" something
    multi (many)permulti (very many)

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Malay[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Prefix[edit]

per-

  1. abstraction, place, goal, result

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