ymb-

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Old English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Proto-Germanic *umbi ‎(around). Akin to Old English ymb, ymbe ‎(around, about)

Prefix[edit]

ymb-

  1. around
    ymbfær ‎(circuit)
    ymbeardian "to dwell around"
  2. about, regarding
    ymbeþanc "thought, reflection, consideration"
    ymbhȳdig ‎(anxious)
    ymbwlātian ‎(to contemplate, observe, consider)
    ymbesprǣċ "talk, remark, criticism, opinion"
  3. near, by
  4. causing restraint, lessening
    ymbbǣtan ‎(to curb, restain)

Descendants[edit]