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des-

des-

See also: Appendix:Variations of "des"

English

Prefix

des-

  1. Earlier and now almost obsolete form of dis- implying reversal of sense of succeeding word
  2. (organic chemistry) Signifies removal of a group from a molecule

Derived terms

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Dutch

Prefix

des-

  1. des-
  2. dis-
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Ido

Prefix

des-

  1. Expresses the opposite of the root word.
    honoro (honor)deshonoro (dishonor)

Derived terms

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Luxembourgish

Prefix

des-

  1. de-; dis-

Derived terms

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Middle French

Prefix

des-

  1. de-; dis-

Descendants


Norman

Etymology

From Old French des-, from Latin dis-.

Prefix

des-

  1. dis-

Derived terms

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Occitan

Prefix

des-

  1. de-; dis-

Old French

Prefix

des-

  1. de-; dis-

Descendants


Portuguese

Etymology

From Old Portuguese des-, from Latin dis-.

Pronunciation

  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /des/, /d͡ʒis/

Prefix

des-

  1. un-; de-; dis- (forms verbs indicating the reversal of the prefixed verb)
    des- + ligar (to turn on)desligar (to turn off)
  2. un- (forms nouns indicating the lack or opposite of the prefixed noun)
    des- + amor (love)desamor (disdain)
  3. Misspelling of dis-.

Derived terms

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Romanian

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Latin dis-.

Yes

des-

  1. dis-, de-
    face (to do) →‎ desface (to undo)

Derived terms

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Spanish

Etymology

From Latin dis-.

Prefix

des-

  1. dis-; indicative of a negative.
    colgar (to hang up (a phone))descolgar (to pick up (a phone))

Derived terms

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