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unto

[uhn-too; unstressed uhn-tuh]
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preposition
  1. to (in its various uses, except as the accompaniment of the infinitive).
  2. until; till.
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Origin of unto

1250–1300; Middle English, equivalent to un(till) until + to to
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Related Words for unto

against, beside, till, toward, until

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British Dictionary definitions for unto

unto

preposition
  1. an archaic word for to 1
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Word Origin for unto

C13: of Scandinavian origin; see until
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Word Origin and History for unto

prep.

mid-13c., perhaps a modification of until, with southern to in place of northern equivalent till. Or perhaps a native formation on the model of until from Old English *und- "up to," cognate of the first element in until. Since 18c., chiefly in dignified, archaic, or Biblical styles.

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Idioms and Phrases with unto

unto

see do unto others; law unto oneself.

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