contraction of in as much, first attested c.1300 as in als mikel, a Northern form. First contracted to in asmuch, then, beginning 14c. and especially since 17c., to one word.

Nearby words

  1. inarguable,
  2. inari,
  3. inarticulate,
  4. inartificial,
  5. inartistic,
  6. inasmuch as,
  7. inassimilable,
  8. inattention,
  9. inattentive,
  10. inaudible

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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