amongst

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

preposition Chiefly British.


Nearby words

  1. amokura,
  2. amole,
  3. amon,
  4. amon-ra,
  5. among,
  6. amontillado,
  7. amor,
  8. amor asteroid,
  9. amor patriae,
  10. amora

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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Word Origin and History for amongst

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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