An example of unto used as a preposition is in the sentence, "He gave a crown unto him," which means that he gave a crown to him.
Origin of untoMiddle English from un-, until, akin to Old Norse unz ( from und es), Gothic und from Indo-European an unverified form ?ti from base an unverified form ant-, front, fore (from source Classical Greek anti, Classical Latin ante, before) + Middle English to, to
- Until: a fast unto death.
- By: a place unto itself, quite unlike its surroundings.
Origin of untoMiddle English un- up to ; see until . to to ; see to .
- (archaic or poetic) Up to, indicating a motion towards a thing and then stopping at it.
- Sir Gawain rode unto the nearby castle.