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Anti-
See also: anti and Anti

English

Etymology

From Ancient Greek ?- (anti-, "against").

Pronunciation

Prefix

anti-

  1. Against, hostile to.
    antiabortion
  2. Contrasting with the norm.
    antihero
  3. Opposite of, reverse.
    anticlockwise
  4. Physically opposite: applied to mountain ranges.
    Anti-Lebanon, Anti-Taurus, Anti-Atlas
  5. Counteracting, neutralizing.
    antibacterial
  6. (particle physics) Related to antiparticles.
    antimatter, antiatom
  7. (immunology) That reacts with immunoglobins found in the specified animal.
    antirabbit, antihorse

Usage notes

  • Anti- should not be confused with the prefix ante- of Latin (not Greek) origin meaning "before". (However, anti- does exist as a variant spelling of ante- in some borrowed words, such as anticipate and antipasto, but this spelling cannot be used to coin English words.)
  • Anti- sometimes becomes ant- before words beginning in a vowel, as does ante-.
    antacid

Antonyms

  • (against, hostile to): pro-

Derived terms

Translations

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Anagrams


Catalan

Prefix

anti-

  1. anti

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Czech

Pronunciation

Prefix

anti-

  1. anti-

Synonyms

Derived terms

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Danish

Prefix

anti-

  1. anti-

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Dutch

Etymology

Ultimately from Ancient Greek ?- (anti-).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /'?n.ti/
  • (file)

Prefix

anti-

  1. anti-

Derived terms


Finnish

Prefix

anti-

  1. anti-

Derived terms

Anagrams


French

Pronunciation

Prefix

anti-

  1. anti-

Derived terms


Galician

Etymology

From Ancient Greek ?- (anti-, "against").

Prefix

anti-

  1. anti-

Derived terms

Further reading


German

Etymology

From Ancient Greek ?- (anti-, "against"), influenced by Latin borrowings from Greek beginning with anti- (like Antichristus) and German borrowings from Latin or Greek

Pronunciation

Prefix

anti-

  1. anti-

Derived terms


Hungarian

Etymology

From Ancient Greek ? (antí, "against").[1]

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ '?nti]
  • Hyphenation: an?ti

Prefix

anti-

  1. anti-

Derived terms

See also

References

  1. ^ Tótfalusi, István. Idegenszó-tár: Idegen szavak értelmez? és etimológiai szótára ('A Storehouse of Foreign Words: an explanatory and etymological dictionary of foreign words'). Budapest: Tinta Könyvkiadó, 2005. ->ISBN

Ido

Etymology

Borrowed from English anti-, French anti-, German anti-, Italian anti-, Spanish anti-, Russian ?- (anti-), all ultimately from Ancient Greek ? (antí).

Pronunciation

Prefix

anti-

  1. anti-, contra-, counter- (for use mainly in scientific terms)
    anti- + ‎toxino ("toxin") -> ‎antitoxino ("antitoxin")

Synonyms

Derived terms

Category Ido words prefixed with anti- not found

Italian

Etymology 1

From Latin ante ("before")

Prefix

anti-

  1. anti-
  2. ante-

Etymology 2

From Ancient Greek ?- (anti-, "against").

Prefix

anti-

  1. anti-

Derived terms


Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From Ancient Greek ? (antí, "against").

Prefix

anti-

  1. anti-

Derived terms

References


Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From Ancient Greek ? (antí, "against").

Prefix

anti-

  1. anti-

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References


Portuguese

Etymology

From Ancient Greek ? (antí, "against").

Pronunciation

Prefix

anti-

  1. anti-

Derived terms


Spanish

Etymology

From Ancient Greek ? (antí, "against").

Prefix

anti-

  1. anti-; against, opposite, protecting against

Derived terms

Further reading


Swedish

Etymology

From Ancient Greek ? (antí, "against").

Prefix

anti-

  1. anti-; against, opposite, protecting against

Derived terms

Anagrams


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