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unto

[ uhn-too; unstressed uhn-tuh ]
/ ˈʌn tu; unstressed ˈʌn tə /
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preposition
to (in its various uses, except as the accompaniment of the infinitive).
until; till.

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Origin of unto

1250–1300; Middle English, equivalent to un(till) until + toto
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British Dictionary definitions for unto

unto
/ (ˈʌntuː) /

preposition
an archaic word for to 1

Word Origin for unto

C13: of Scandinavian origin; see until
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Other Idioms and Phrases with unto

unto

see do unto others; law unto oneself.

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