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Meaning of mis- by Wiktionary Dictionary

mis-


    Etymology

    • from Old English mis-, from Proto-Germanic *missa- ( “wrongly, badly” )
    • from Old French mes- ( in French mé- ), of Germanic origin, from Frankish, from Proto-Germanic *missa- ( “wrongly, badly” )

    Preposition

    mis-

    1. bad, badly, wrong, wrongly
    2. lack or failure

    See also

    Etymology

    From Proto-Germanic *missa-. Akin to Old English missan ( “to miss” )

    Preposition

    mis-

    1. bad, badly, wrong, wrongly
    2. lack or failure



Definition of mis- by GCIDE Dictionary

mis-


  1. Mis- ( mĭs- ). [In words of Teutonic origin, fr. AS. mis-; akin to D. mis-, G. miss-, OHG. missa-, missi-, Icel. & Dan. mis-, Sw. miss-, Goth. missa-; orig., a p. p. from the root of G. meiden to shun, OHG. mīdan, AS. mīðan ( √100. Cf. Miss to fail of ). In words from the French, fr. OF. mes-, F. mé-, mes-, fr. L. minus less ( see Minus ). In present usage these two prefixes are commonly confounded.] A prefix used adjectively and adverbially in the sense of amiss, wrong, ill, wrongly, unsuitably; as, “misdeed, mislead, mischief, miscreant”.