"Unborn" -vs- Born (Defined)
What does the word, "unborn" mean?
What does "un" mean?
What does it mean to be born?
What the meaning of these words:
For starters, "un" is "prefix of reversal, deprivation, or removal (as in unhand, undo, unbutton), Old English on-, un-, from Proto-Germanic *andi- (source also of Old Saxon ant-, Old Norse and-, Dutch ont-, Old High German ant-, German ent-, Gothic and- "against"), from PIE *anti "facing opposite, near, in front of, before, against" (from PIE root *ant- "front, forehead," with derivatives meaning "in front of, before")".
"More or less confused with un- (1) through similarity in the notions of "negation" and "reversal;" an adjective such as unlocked might represent "not locked" (un- (1)) or the past tense of unlock(un- (2))".
- Can something that is NOT, be?
- Can one murder something that is NOT?
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