From Middle English at, from Old English æt ("at, near, by, toward"), from Proto-Germanic *at ("at, near, to"), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂éd ("near, at"). Cognate with Scots at ("at"), North Frisian äät, äit, et, it, Danish at ("to"), Swedish åt ("for, toward"), Norwegian åt ("to"), Faroese at ("at, to, toward"), Icelandic að ("to, towards"), Gothic 𐌰𐍄 ("at"), Latin ad ("to, near").
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