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Meaning of in- by Wiktionary Dictionary

in-


    Etymology 1

    From Middle English, from Old English in- ( “in, into”, prefix ), from Proto-Germanic *in ( “in, into” ), from Proto-Indo-European *en ( “in, into” ). More at in .

    Alternative form

    Preposition

    in-

    1. Prefixed to certain words to give the senses of in, into, towards, within .
      inhold, intake, inthrill
      inborn, inbound
      insight, inwork
    Related terms

    Etymology 2

    From Latin in. Sometimes the Latin word has passed through French before reaching English ( e.g. incise, incite, incline, indication ) .

    Preposition

    in-

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    1. Note: Before certain letters, in- becomes:

    Etymology 3

    From Latin in- ( “not” ). Sometimes the Latin word has passed through French before reaching English ( e.g. incapable, incertainty, inclement, incompatible ). Compare un- .

    See also

    Etymology

    From in ( “in” ). More at in

    Preposition

    in-

    1. in, into; on, upon
      inblāwan ( “to inspire, breathe upon” )
      inēodan ( “to enter” )
      inēþung ( “inspiration” )
    2. internal, positioned on the inside, inside
      incoþu ( “internal disease” )
      indryhten ( “distinguished, noble, courtly, excellent” ), from indryhtu ( “honor, glory, nobility” )
    3. ( intensifying ) very
      infrōd "very old, experienced, wise", from frōd "wise"

    Descendants


    -in

    By Wiktionary ( 2012/06/09 18:55 UTC Version )

    Etymology

    Suffix

    -in

    1. ( biochemistry ) Used, as a modification of -ine, to form the names of a variety of types of compound; examples include proteins ( globulin ), carbohydrates ( dextrin ), dyes ( alizarin ) and others ( vanillin ) .
    2. ( Geordie ) Used to form the present participles of verbs .
      gannin as in "Are ye gannin or what?"
    3. ( Geordie ) Used to form verbal nouns from verbs .
      myekin as in "The myekin of the boat."

    -in'

    By Wiktionary ( 2011/06/04 17:35 UTC Version )

    Etymology

    Alternate pronunciation of -ing with /n/ instead of /ŋ/. From two sources

    The two Old English suffixes became confused in Modern English, due at least partly to the practice of spelling them both as -ing .

    Suffix

    -in'

    1. ( proscribed, eye dialect ) Alternative form of -ing .

    Usage notes

    See also

    • -ed

    IN

    By Wiktionary ( 2010/02/17 20:14 UTC Version )

    Abbreviation

    IN

    1. Indiana, a state of the United States of America .

    Initialism

    IN

    1. internegative; a type of film stock, most commonly used regarding 35mm motion picture negative

    Anagrams

    • ni, NI