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English

Etymology

From Old French re- and directly from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] re-.

Prefix

re-

  1. again, anew
  2. backward

Usage notes

  • The hyphen is not normally included in words formed using this prefix, except when the absence of a hyphen would make the meaning unclear. Hyphens are used in the following cases:
    • Sometimes in new coinages and nonce words.
      stir and re-stir the mixture
    • When the word that the prefix is combined with begins with a capital letter.
      re-Christianise
    • In British usage, when the word that the prefix is combined with begins with e.
      re-entry (North American: reentry)
    • When the word formed is identical in form to another word in which re- does not have any of the senses listed above.
      The chairs have been re-covered (covered again)
      The chairs have been recovered (obtained back)

Derived terms

  • Most verbs or nouns can take this prefix. The words listed here are only a small sample.

Translations

References

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See also


Esperanto

Prefix

re-

  1. again, back.

Italian

Prefix

re-

  1. re-

Synonyms


Latin

Prefix

re-

  1. again; prefix added to various words to indicate an action being done again, or like the other usages indicated above under English.
    recreatio = creation again

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