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    Default Is "wo" a prefix meaning "from"?

    In the Bible, woman is defined as "taken out of man". I wonder whether "wo" is a prefix in old English meaning "from"? So, woman=from man? Are there any examples? Would you please help me out?

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    Default Re: Is "wo" a prefix meaning "from"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ivyh View Post
    In the Bible, woman is defined as "taken out of man". I wonder whether "wo" is a prefix in old English meaning "from"? So, woman=from man? Are there any examples? Would you please help me out?

    No it isn't, nice idea though. 'Woman' is a corruption of the Old English 'wimman' literally 'wife of man'.

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    Thank you!

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