Old English Verbal Prefixes

ā- away ādrīfan, āweorpan, ātīon
be-
  • deprivative
  • around
  • transitive
  • beniman, behēafdian
  • begān, beþringan
  • bewēpan, betredan
for-
  • intensifier
  • negative
  • formeltan, forswelgan
  • fordōn, forweorþan
ge- completion geāscian, gefeohtan
on-, an-
  • positive preposition (on, to)
  • negative (= un-)
  • towards, against
  • onbīdan, onfōn
  • onbindan, onlūcan
  • onfeallan
tō- separation tōfaran, tōdrīfan
wiþ- against wiþcweþan, wiþstandan
ymb- around ymbgangan, ymbhōn