pref. repr. L. ad
(see AT) to express motion to, direction towards, etc., as advenīre
arrive, adversus ADVERSE
; the d
was assim. to following c
, producing AC-
, etc.; ad-
was reduced to a-
) and gn
(as in AGNATE
). In OF. the double cons. of acc-
, etc. were reduced to single ones, and adv-
, and OF. words were adopted with such forms in Eng.; but in XIV these began to be latinized (as some had been in French) by the resumption of the second cons., as in address
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