y-


a prefix occurring in certain obsolete words (ywis) and especially in archaic past participles: yclad.
Also i-.

Origin of y-

Middle English y-, i- (reduced variant a-), Old English ge-, prefix with perfective, intensifying, or collective force; cognate with Old Frisian, Old Saxon ge-, gi-, Gothic ga-, German ge-; compare perhaps Latin com- com-
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