Präfix - A prefix is a part of a word which is placed before the root.

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What is the origin of the prefix “Mords-”?

In colloquial German we hear sayings like: Ich habe einen Mordshunger und muß erstmal was essen. Wir haben auf unserere Reise mordsviel gesehen. Dieser Mordstyp macht einfach geile Musik. ...
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What is the origin of the prefix “schwarz-”?

In German the prefix "schwarz-" is often used to depict something illegal like: Schwarzfahrer Schwarzarbeit Schwarzgeld Is there any specific origin for using black in this context?
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What are the origin & possible meanings of the ver- prefix?

There is not really an english counterpart to the often used german prefix "ver-", IMO. It has many functions (verbification) & meanings (e.g. verstärken vs. verschollen). Often it doesn't seem to ...
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How is the prefix “uber-” differently used in German vs. English?

In English usage the prefix "über" (loaned from German) has the meaning of: über-, uber-: denoting an outstanding or supreme example of a particular kind of person or thing. Oxford Dictionaries ...