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  • prefix
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Wright's OE grammar
§568; §579;
is used in composition, for A. Sax. and against, in return; contra, re-; as an-sacan to strive against, to contradict; repugnare, contradicere: an-swarian to answer; respondere.
for un-, denoting privation; as an-bindan to unbind; absolvere.
for on, in in, to; as an-wadan to invade; invadere : an-fón to take to one's self; accir pere. Sometimes an- appears scarcely to alter the meaning of the word before which it is placed.
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  • an-, prefix