Meaning of EN- in English


prefix (also em- before b, p) forming verbs, IN-(1):

1. from nouns, meaning 'put into or on' (engulf; entrust; embed).

2 from nouns or adjectives, meaning 'bring into the condition of' (enslave); often with the suffix -en (enlighten).

3 from verbs: a in the sense 'in, into, on' (enfold). b as an intensive (entangle).

Etymology: from or after F en- f. L in- 2.

prefix (also em- before b, p) in, inside (energy; enthusiasm).

Etymology: Gk

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.