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 History of this Word

"en" (in), spoken by people of Greece starting about 1000 B.C.

Notes

In this sense, "en" is a word added to another word to make a new word.

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grammar is modifier

"en-" is a type of prefix

Definition

A prefix added to the start of a word. Indicates that "into", "on" or "put into" modifies the word. Also, "come into a certain state". Created to expand meanings. Can be used with many words to form new words.

Examples of how the word is used

en- illustration The finest of pastries encased an egg and onion mixture that was quite good.
en- illustration Do not needlessly endanger your lives until I give you the signal.