a-1 [ə] prefix
1.) in a particular condition or way
alive (=living)
with nerves all a-tingle (=tingling)
2.) old use in, to, at, or on something
abed (=in bed)
afar (=far away)
a- 2
a-2 [eı, æ, ə] prefix
not or without
amoral (=not moral)
atypically (=not typically)

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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