an-

I
aff. a prefix occurring orig. in loanwords from Greek, with the meanings “not,”“without,”“lacking”
anaerobic; anhydrous; anonymous[/ex]
regularly attached to words or stems beginning with a vowel or h. Compare a-
Etymology: < Gk II
an-
aff. var. of ad- before
n: announce[/ex]
III
an-
aff. var. of ana- before a vowel:
anion[/ex]

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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