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[uh-muhngst, uh-muhngkst] /əˈmʌŋst, əˈmʌŋkst/
preposition, Chiefly British.
Origin of amongst
1200-50; earlier amongs, Middle English amonges, equivalent to among among + -es adv. genitive suffix; excrescent -t as in against Unabridged
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mid-13c., amonges, from among with adverbial genitive. Parasitic -t first attested 16c. (see amidst). It is well established in the south of England, but not much heard in the north. By similar evolutions, alongst also existed in Middle English.

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