sub-

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From the Latin sub, meaning under

Prefix[edit]

sub-

  1. under, beneath
    subterranean
    submarine
  2. subsidiary, secondary
    subplot
  3. almost, nearly
    subhuman
    suborbicular

Usage notes[edit]

In Latin, the following sound changes affected "sub-" and cause English borrowings from Latin which contain this prefix to have different forms. Words formed in English using the prefix "sub-" do not exhibit these sound changes. (Combination with 's' involved elision and the other changes involved assimilation.)

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Dutch[edit]

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sub-

  1. sub-

French[edit]

Prefix[edit]

sub-

  1. sub-

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Italian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • sud- (before a letter "d")

Prefix[edit]

sub-

  1. sub- (all senses)

Latin[edit]

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sub-

  1. sub-

Romanian[edit]

Prefix[edit]

sub-

  1. sub-

Spanish[edit]

Prefix[edit]

sub-

  1. sub-

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