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Sylvia Chalker and Edmund Weiner.

in The Oxford Dictionary of English Grammar

January 1998; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 22 words.

ADVERBIAL as an ELEMENT of clause structure.

The symbol is used in some modern analyses of clause structure. See ADVERBIAL

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a-

Edited by T. F. Hoad.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 35 words.

pref. of vbs., OE. ā-, orig. ar-, or- = OHG. ar-, ir-, ur- (G. er-

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a

Edited by T. F. Hoad.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 32 words.

reduced form of AN used since XII immed. before a word beginning with a cons. For the loss of

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A

Edited by T. F. Hoad.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 27 words.

used in the symbol A1, applied in Lloyd's Register to ships in first-class condition in respect of hull (A)

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Edited by T. F. Hoad.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 38 words.

reduced form of OF prep., as in afresh, akin, anew. Cf. †a clock (XV–XVIII), now

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a-

Edited by T. F. Hoad.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 78 words.

reduced form of ON prep. (in late OE., but not gen. before XII); the first el. of many predicative adjs.

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Edited by T. F. Hoad.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 33 words.

ME. o, a in a distributive sense, e.g. twice a day, reduced form of ON; surviving in

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a-

Edited by T. F. Hoad.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 85 words.

pref. of negation and privation, repr. Gr. a- (before a vowel AN-) = UN-. Occurs in

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P. H. Matthews.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Linguistics. 18 words.

1 = adjective

2 = agent (2); cf. P, S (3)

3 = argument

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Bas Aarts.

in The Oxford Dictionary of English Grammar

January 2014; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 32 words.

*Adverbial as an *element of *clause structure.

The symbol is used in some modern analyses of clause

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