Definition of unto preposition from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈʌntə//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈʌntə//
    ; BrE before vowels BrE//ˈʌntu//
    ; NAmE before vowels NAmE//ˈʌntu//
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  1. 1to or towards somebody/something The angel appeared unto him in a dream.
  2. 2until a particular time or event The knights swore loyalty unto death.
  3. Word OriginMiddle English: from until, with to replacing till ‘until’ (in its northern dialect meaning ‘to’).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: unto

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