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  1. ex-(Prefix)

    out of

    extract, expel, except, expression, etc.

  2. ex-(Prefix)



  3. Origin: From from words borrowed from ; from ex-, from eǵ-. Cognate with ἐξ, ex-, ess-, изу, из.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ex-

    a prefix from the latin preposition, ex, akin to Gr. 'ex or 'ek signifying out of, out, proceeding from. Hence, in composition, it signifies out of, as, in exhale, exclude; off, from, or out. as in exscind; beyond, as, in excess, exceed, excel; and sometimes has a privative sense of without, as in exalbuminuos, exsanguinous. In some words, it intensifies the meaning; in others, it has little affect on the signification. It becomes ef- before f, as in effuse. The form e- occurs instead of ex- before b, d, g, l, m, n, r, and v, as in ebullient, emanate, enormous, etc. In words from the French it often appears as es-, sometimes as s- or e-; as, escape, scape, elite. Ex-, prefixed to names implying office, station, condition, denotes that the person formerly held the office, or is out of the office or condition now; as, ex-president, ex-governor, ex-mayor, ex-convict. The Greek form 'ex becomes ex in English, as in exarch; 'ek becomes ec, as in eccentric


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ex- in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ex- in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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