Is Til a word?I didn't understand "til" is a word because there is until and "un" is negative meaning giver.

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Karen P.L. Hardison | College Teacher | eNotes Employee

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'til is a legitimate preposition and conjunction that is an aphetic (letter or syllable ellipsed) variant of untill.

-til is an Old Norse / Old English word used as a combining form in Middle English. It was an archaic Old English word; it became a Middle English combining form.

Till is also a variant of untill

until is the Old Norse negator un- plus Old Norse / Old English til
1150–1200; Middle English untill,  equivalent to un-  (< Old Norse unz  up to, as far as) + til


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