a-


a-
Ⅰ.
a- [1] (often an- before a vowel) PREFIX not; without: atheistic.
ORIGIN from Greek.
Ⅱ.
a- [2] PREFIX 1) to; towards: aside. 2) in the process of: a-hunting. 3) in a specified state: aflutter.
ORIGIN Old English.
Ⅲ.
a- [3] PREFIX 1) of: anew. 2) utterly: abash.
ORIGIN Old French a-, from Latin ex 'of, from' .

English terms dictionary. 2015.