amongst

[ uh-muhngst, uh-muhngkst ]
/ əˈmʌŋst, əˈmʌŋkst /

preposition Chiefly British.

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Origin of amongst

1200–50; earlier amongs, Middle English amonges, equivalent to among among + -es adv. genitive suffix; excrescent -t as in against
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