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Love sought is good, but given unsought is better.William Shakespeare
See also Appendix:Variations of "y"
- (obsolete) Used with past participle conjugations to form past participles (this prefix does not occur independently).
- This prefix represents a common Germanic perfective prefix which was used to form past participles. Already by the Old English period such participles could be used with or without it, and as it passed into Middle English forms y-, i-, and ȝe-, it became less productive. The prefix was later adopted as a conscious archaism by some writers such as Edumund Spencer, who appended it to existing past participles.
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