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Amoung

Archaic spelling of among.

Amoung vs. Among

Amoung

Table of contents

1. Preposition

Among

Table of contents

1. Alternative forms
          4.1. Usage notes
          4.2. Synonyms
          4.3. See also

Amoung

1. Preposition

amoung

  1. Archaic spelling of among.

Among

1. Alternative forms

  • amonge (archaic)
  • amoung (obsolete)

2. Etymology

From Middle English among, amang, amonge, amange, from Old English amang, onġemang, equivalent to a- +‎ mong (crowd; group; throng). Compare Saterland Frisian monk, monken (among).

3. Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /əˈmʌŋ/
  • Hyphenation: a‧mong
  • Rhymes: -ʌŋ

4. Preposition

among

  1. Denotes a mingling or intermixing with distinct or separable objects. (See Usage Note at amidst)
  2. Denotes a belonging of a person or a thing to a group.
  3. Denotes a sharing of a common feature in a group.
    • Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a declaration of those things which are most surely believed among us […]

4.1. Usage notes

  • For the comparison of among with between, see the usage notes in between.
  • Many Americans view "amongst" as an archaic/Commonwealth variant, and use "among" exclusively.

4.2. Synonyms

  • amongst (variant of among)
  • amidst
  • amid

4.3. See also

  • between

5. Anagrams

  • Gamon, Mogan, ang mo, goman, mango, ngoma

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