Definition of a- in English:

a-2

prefix

  • 1To; towards: aside ashore
  • 1.1In the process of (an activity): a-hunting
  • 1.2In a specified state: aflutter
  • 1.3On: afoot
  • 1.4In: nowadays

Origin

Old English, unstressed form of on.

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