I wonder about words like:
- Beholder (?)
and so on...
Those words have always caught my attention, and I find them somewhat more sophisticated.
My questions are (no need to answer all at once) :
- Is there a category for such words? For example, if I would be to search for words like 'greater', 'higher', 'more beautiful', I would find them under the comparatives category.
- Can 'be-' be used as a prefix in general? If so, how does it work?
- How is the usage of such words viewed but a native English speaker? E.g. Archaic, poetic, prosaic, convoluted, just ok... ? I ask it because I've seen them to be used more in literature.