alpha privative love

alpha privative

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The prefix a- or an- before vowels, used in Greek and in English words borrowed from Greek to express absence or negation.

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  • noun grammar The prefix a- (or an- when prefixing a root which begins with a vowel) found in some English words of Greek derivation. It expresses negation or absence. The prefix has cognates in other Indo-European languages, including in- in Latin and un- in English.

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  • noun the negative prefix a- or un-

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