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unto

[uhn-too; unstressed uhn-tuh] /ˈʌn tu; unstressed ˈʌn tə/
preposition
1.
to (in its various uses, except as the accompaniment of the infinitive).
2.
until; till.
Origin of unto
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English, equivalent to un(till) until + to to
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unto

/ˈʌntuː/
preposition
1.
an archaic word for to1
Word Origin
C13: of Scandinavian origin; see until
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prep.

mid-13c., perhaps a modification of until, with southern to in place of northern equivalent till. Or perhaps a native formation on the model of until from Old English *und- "up to," cognate of the first element in until. Since 18c., chiefly in dignified, archaic, or Biblical styles.

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