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\ \ [14] Historically, ago is the past participle of a verb. Its earlier, Middle English, form – agone – reveals its origins more clearly. It comes from the Old English verb āgānpass away’, which was formed from gāngo’ and the prefix ā- ‘away, out’. At first it was used before expressions of time (‘For it was ago five year that he was last there’, Guy of Warwick 1314), but this was soon superseded by the now current postnominal use.
\ \ Cf.GO

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  • ago — ago; ago·ge; ago·ho; ago·ni·a·da; ago·ni·a·ti·tes; ago·jo; …   English syllables

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  • Ago — A*go , a. & adv. [OE. ago, agon, p. p. of agon to go away, pass by, AS. [=a]g[=a]n to pass away; [=a] (cf. Goth. us , Ger. er , orig. meaning out) + g[=a]n to go. See {Go}.] Past; gone by; since; as, ten years ago; gone long ago. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ago — ago, since Ago is followed by that, not since, in constructions of the type It is 10 years ago that [not since] he died. Since is used without ago: e.g. It is 10 years since he died …   Modern English usage

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  • ago — [ə gō′] adj. [ME agon, pp. of agon, to depart < OE agan, to pass away < a , away + gan: see GO1] gone by; past; before now: used following the noun [years ago] adv. in the past [long ago] …   English World dictionary

  • ago — s.m. [lat. acus us ] (pl. aghi, ant. le àgora ). 1. [asticciola di acciaio usata per cucire] ● Espressioni: ago torto ▶◀ (region.) aghetto, uncinetto. 2. (estens.) a. [asticciola indicatrice di vari strumenti] ▶◀ indicatore, indice, lancetta …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • ago — (adj.) early 14c., shortened form of O.E. agan, agone departed, passed away, pp. of an obsolete verb ago to go forth, formed from a away (perhaps here used as an intensive prefix) + gan go (see GO (Cf. go)). Agone remains a dialectal variant …   Etymology dictionary

  • ago — ágo m <V ȃgo!> DEFINICIJA hip. od aga ETIMOLOGIJA vidi aga …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • ago — [adv] in the past ages ago, back, back when, before, from way back, from year one*, gone, since, since God knows when*, time was; concept 820 …   New thesaurus


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