variant of amido- before a vowel: amidase.
Amidst vs. AmidAmid and amidst sound so similar it can be easy to confuse them. They’re prepositions that both mean in the middle of or surrounded by. A preposition is a word that describes the relationship between two things in a sentence. The two words are interchangeable. Usage Grammatically, there’s no difference between the words amid and amidst. The primary distinction lies in when and where people …
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- amicus curiae,
- amicus humani generis,
- amicus usque ad aras,
Origin of amid-
First recorded in 1870–75
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