van-

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Danish[edit]

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van-

  1. giving the sense of wrong, bad; mis-, dys-, mal-

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse van-, from Proto-Germanic *wanaz ‎(lacking, deficient). Confer Old Norse vanr ‎(lacking, wanting).

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van-

  1. too little, short of, lacking in

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse van-, from Proto-Germanic *wanaz ‎(lacking, deficient). It is related to German ohne, Icelandic án and Swedish utan (=ut + an) and not to Swedish vana.

Prefix[edit]

van-

  1. mis-, un-, de-, without

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