alpha privative definition

  • noun:
    • The prefix a- or an- before vowels, used in Greek as well as in English words lent from Greek expressing lack or negation.
    • The prefix a- (or an- whenever prefixing a-root which starts with a vowel) found in some English words of Greek derivation. It conveys negation or lack. The prefix has actually cognates various other Indo-European languages, including in- in Latin and un- in English.
    • the bad prefix a- or un-
    • The prefix a- or an- before vowels, used in Greek plus English terms lent from Greek to state absence or negation.
    • The prefix a- (or an- whenever prefixing a root which starts with a vowel) present some English words of Greek derivation. It conveys negation or lack. The prefix has cognates various other Indo-European languages, including in- in Latin and un- in English.
    • the bad prefix a- or un-

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