mid (prep., adj.)

Old English mid "with, in conjunction with, in company with, together with, among," from Proto-Germanic *medj (source also of Old Norse miðr, Old Saxon middi, Old Frisian midde, Old High German mitti, Gothic midjis "mid, middle"), from PIE root *medhyo- "middle." Now surviving in English only as a prefix (mid-air, midstream, etc.); as a preposition it often is a shortened form of amid (compare midshipman).

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