Umbe Definition

preposition

(dialectal) Around, about; after.

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prefix
Alternative form of um-.
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Origin of Umbe

  • From Middle English umbe, embe, from Old English ymbe (“around, about”), from Proto-Germanic *umbi (“around, about, by, near”), from Proto-Indo-European *ambʰi (“by, around”). Cognate with West Frisian om (“around”), Dutch om (“around”), German um (“around”), Danish om (“around, about”), Icelandic umb, um (“around”), Latin amb- (“around, about”), Latin ambi- (“both”), Ancient Greek ἀμφί (amphí-, “around, about”), Sanskrit अभि (abhi, “against, about”).

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