amongst

[uh-muhngst, uh-muhngkst]
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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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Related Words for amongst

among, between, during, mid, over, throughout, amidst, amongst

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Word Origin and History for amongst
prep.

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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