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   The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition.  2000.
 

Appendix I

Indo-European Roots
 
ENTRY: ad-
DEFINITION: To, near, at. 1a. at1; atone, twit, from Old English ęt, near, by, at; b. ado, from Old Norse at. Both a and b from Germanic *at. 2. ad-, –ad; adjuvant, aid, amount, paramount, from Latin ad, ad-, to, toward. 3. Celtic *ad-, to, at, in compound *to-ad-ni-sed- (see sed-). (Pokorny 1. ad- 3.)
 
 
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