Al-. A prefix. (a) [AS. eal.]

All; wholly; completely; as, almighty,almost.

(b) [L. ad.]

To; at; on; -- in OF. shortened to a-. See Ad-.

(c)

The Arabic definite article answering to the English the; as, Alkoran, the Koran or the Book; alchemy, the chemistry.

 

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