-i-


the typical ending of the first element of compounds of Latin words, as -o- is of Greek words, but often used in English with a first element of any origin, if the second element is of Latin origin: cuneiform; Frenchify.

Nearby words

  1. -hippus,
  2. -holic,
  3. -hood,
  4. -hydric,
  5. -i,
  6. -ia,
  7. -ial,
  8. -ian,
  9. -iana,
  10. -iasis

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British Dictionary definitions for -i-

-i-

connective vowel

used between elements in a compound wordcuneiform; coniferous Compare -o-

Word Origin for -i-

from Latin, stem vowel of nouns and adjectives in combination

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