unto

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English unto, from Old English *untō, *und tō, equivalent to un- (against; toward; up to) +‎ to. Cognate with Old Frisian ont to ("until"; > Saterland Frisian antou (until)) (cf. Old Frisian und (up to; till), Old Frisian til (till; to)), Old Saxon untō, untuo (until), Old High German unze, unzi, unza (until), Old Norse und (as far as; up to), Gothic 𐌿𐌽𐍄𐌴 (untē, until; as long as).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʌntuː/
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Conjunction[edit]

unto

  1. (obsolete, poetic) Up to the time or degree that; until; till.
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Preposition[edit]

unto

  1. (archaic or poetic) Up to, indicating a motion towards a thing and then stopping at it.
    Sir Gawain rode unto the nearby castle.
    • c. 1610-11, William Shakespeare, The Tempest, Act I scene ii[1]:
      Come unto these yellow sands,
      And then take hands;
      Curtsied when you have, and kiss'd
      The wild waves whist,
      Foot it featly here and there,
      And sweet sprites bear
      The burthen. []
  2. (archaic or poetic) To, indicating an indirect object.
    And the Lord said unto Moses []
    • c. 1596-97, William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, Act IV scene i[2]:
      So please my lord the duke and all the court / To quit the fine for one half of his goods / I am content; so he will let me have / The other half in use, to render it, / Upon his death, unto the gentleman / That lately stole his daughter: / Two things provided more,— []
    • Sir Thomas Browne
      Again, whereas men affirm they perceive an addition of ponderosity in dead bodies, comparing them usually unto blocks and stones, whensoever they lift or carry them; this accessional preponderancy is rather in appearance than reality.

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Catalan[edit]

Verb[edit]

unto

  1. first-person singular present indicative form of untar

Galician[edit]

Unto
Unto

Etymology[edit]

14th century. From Old Portuguese unto, from Latin unctum (ointment; savory dish).

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Noun[edit]

unto m (plural untos)

  1. (countable, uncountable) lard; delicate and tasty fat of the abdomen of the pig which is usually preserved salted and smoked, and used in the elaboration of caldo
    • 1439, X. Ferro Couselo (ed.), A vida e a fala dos devanceiros. Escolma de documentos en galego dos séculos XIII ao XVI. Vigo: Galaxia, page 418:
      hordenaron que qual quer persona de fora parte que trouxer a vender a dita çera ou untos ou manteiga ou aseite, que page de cada libra de çera un diñeiro.
      they commanded that any foreigner that would bring and sell wax or lards or butter or oil, that he should pay a diñeiro for each pound
    Synonym: enxunlla

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References[edit]

  • untos” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • unto” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • unto” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • unto” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

Italian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin unctus.

Verb[edit]

unto m (feminine singular unta, masculine plural unti, feminine plural unte)

  1. past participle of ungere
  2. past participle of ungersi

Adjective[edit]

unto (feminine singular unta, masculine plural unti, feminine plural unte)

  1. greasy
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin unctum.

Noun[edit]

unto m (plural unti)

  1. fat, grease
  2. flattery
  3. the anointed
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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese unto, from Latin unctum (ointment).

Cognate with Galician unto, Spanish unto, Occitan onch, Italian unto and Romanian unt.

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Noun[edit]

unto m (plural untos)

  1. lard
  2. grease
  3. unguent

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Verb[edit]

unto

  1. first-person singular (eu) present indicative of untar

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

unto

  1. First-person singular (yo) present indicative form of untar.