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  • A prefix of Old English origin meaning "again", "back", "anew", equivalent to re-.

Etymologies

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From Middle English ed-, from Old English ed- ("again, re-"), from Proto-Germanic *idi-, *idi, *ida (“back, backwards, again”), from Proto-Indo-European *et, *at (“and, but”). Cognate with German dialectal it- ("again, back"), Icelandic ið- ("again, back"), Gothic  (id-, "again, back"), Welsh ad-, ed- ("again, back"), Latin et ("and"), Latin at ("but, moreover").

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