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English

Prefix

an-

  1. not; used to make words that have a sense opposite to the word (or stem) to which the prefix is attached. Used with stems that begin with vowels and "h".

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Esperanto

Suffix

-an

  1. inhabitant of, member of, partisan of, e.g. Nov-Jorko New York, Nov-Jorkano New Yorker.

German

Prefix

an- [[Category:Template:lang:de prefixes|an-]]

  1. Separable verb prefix, on
  2. Separable verb prefix, up

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Irish

Etymology

From Old Irish an-, in-.

Pronunciation

  • (Munster) IPA: [ˈɑn̪ˠ]
  • (Connacht, Ulster) IPA: [ˈan̪ˠ]

Prefix

an-

  1. very

Mutation

Irish mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h prefix with t- prefix
an- n-an- han- t-an-
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Usage notes

Triggers lenition of a following b, c, f, g, m, p. In Munster, used only before a vowel.

  • an-bheag – "very small"
  • an-deas – "very nice"

Related terms

  • ana- (form used before consonants in Munster)

Scottish Gaelic

Prefix

an-

  1. un-, anti-

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Welsh

Prefix

an–

  1. un–, not, anti–

Usage notes

Triggers the nasal mutation, sometimes with accompanying euphonic or orthographic adjustments.

Elsewhere on the web

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