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  • prefix With contrary, subordinate, or remote effect; denoting hindrance, set-back, inferiority, etc.
  • prefix With adverbial or adjectival effect, forming compound words indicating something that comes afterwards in spacial position or time.
  • prefix With prepositional effect, forming compound words denoting something which follows the second element of the compound.


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From after (adverb & preposition), and also continuing Middle English after-, efter-, æfter-, from Old English æfter- ("after, behind, against"). Cognate with Scots efter-, West Frisian efter-, Dutch achter-, Swedish efter-. More at after.


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