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mis-1

1.
a prefix applied to various parts of speech, meaning “ill,” “mistaken,” “wrong,” “wrongly,” “incorrectly,” or simply negating:
mistrial; misprint; mistrust.
Origin of mis-1
Middle English; Old English mis(se)-; cognate with German miss-, Gothic missa- (see miss1; ); often replacing Middle English mes- < Old French < West Germanic *mis(s)-

mis-2

1.
variant of miso- before some vowels:
misanthrope.

mi

[mee] /mi/
noun, Music.
1.
the syllable used for the third tone of a diatonic scale.
2.
(in the fixed system of solmization) the tone E.
Compare sol-fa (def 1).
Origin
1520-30; see gamut
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  • An' MIS' Holcomb's rheumatism was bad that day an' the grave middlin' damp, so it was for me to do.

    Friendship Village Zona Gale
  • MIS' Eben Smith's got eight young ones down with the whoopin'-cough.

    Tiverton Tales Alice Brown
  • MIS' McFadden and Janet would be much better off without him!

    The Rosie World Parker Fillmore
  • When she done that, MIS' Maddox alles hed to take a back seat.

    The Village Watch-Tower (AKA Kate Douglas Riggs) Kate Douglas Wiggin
  • MIS' Higgins is a meek, marciful old body, kind o' heart-broken at leavin' Parson Cushing and her meetin'.

    Poganuc People Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • MIS' Pegrum's house ain't but a stone's throw from yourn, is it?

    The Green Satin Gown Laura E. Richards
  • MIS' Calvert, she saw you in a lane, or somethin', and fetched you back to that Baltimore city where the both of you lived.

    Dorothy at Skyrie Evelyn Raymond
British Dictionary definitions for MIS

mi

/miː/
noun
1.
(music) (in tonic sol-fa) the third degree of any major scale; mediant
Word Origin
C16: see gamut

MI

abbreviation
1.
Michigan
2.
Military Intelligence

mis-1

prefix
1.
wrong, bad, or erroneous; wrongly, badly, or erroneously: misunderstanding, misfortune, misspelling, mistreat, mislead
2.
lack of; not: mistrust
Word Origin
Old English mis(se)-; related to Middle English mes-, from Old French mes-; compare Old High German missa-, Old Norse mis-

mis-2

prefix
1.
a variant of miso-
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Word Origin and History for MIS

mis-

prefix meaning "bad, wrong," from Old English mis-, from Proto-Germanic *missa- "divergent, astray" (cf. Old Frisian and Old Saxon mis-, Middle Dutch misse-, Old High German missa-, German miß-, Old Norse mis-, Gothic missa-), perhaps literally "in a changed manner," and with a root sense of "difference, change" (cf. Gothic misso "mutually"), and thus from PIE *mit-to-, from root *mei- "to change" (see mutable); cf. Watkins.

Others [Barnhart] see in Proto-Germanic *missa- the stem of an ancient past participle, related to Old English missan "fail to hit" (see miss (v.)), which is from the same PIE root.

Productive as word-forming element in Old English (e.g. mislæran "to give bad advice, teach amiss"). In 14c.-16c. in a few verbs its sense began to be felt as "unfavorably" and was used as an intensive prefix with verbs already expressing negative feeling (e.g. misdoubt). Practically a separate word in Old and early Middle English (and often written as such). Old English also had an adjective (mislic "diverse, unlike, various") and an adverb (mislice "in various directions, wrongly, astray") derived from it, corresponding to German misslich (adj.).

in mischief, miscreant, etc., represents Old French mes- "bad, badly, wrong, wrongly," from Vulgar Latin minus-, from Latin minus "less" (see minus), which was not used as a prefix. Perhaps influenced in Old French by *miss-, the Frankish equivalent of mis- (1).

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MIS in Medicine

MI abbr.
myocardial infarction

mis- 1
pref.
Bad; badly; wrong; wrongly: misdiagnosis.

mis- 2
pref.
Variant of miso-.

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MIS in Science
mi  
Abbreviation of mile
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MIS in Technology
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Related Abbreviations for MIS

MIS

1.
management information services
2.
management information system
3.
manager of information services

mi

Maori

Mi

Micah

MI

1.
mentally impaired
2.
Michigan
3.
military intelligence
4.
mitral insufficiency
5.
mode indicator
6.
multiple intelligences
7.
myocardial infarction
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