Unto is defined as to, until or by.
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.