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Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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First published 1965 (SND Vol. VI).
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ON-, pref.1 The prep. and adv. On is freq. found as a pref. where Eng. has the reverse order of combination, e.g. Oncairry, to carry on, Oncome, Ondraw, Ongae, Ongetting, Onhanger, Onpit, Ontak, v., Onwait. The usage is general in the vbl.n. and frequent in finite tenses.

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