Origin of agro-
WORDS THAT USE AGRO-
What does agro- mean?
Agro– comes from Greek agrós, meaning “tilled land.”
What are variants of agro-?
When combined with words or word elements that begin with a vowel, agro– becomes agr–.
Want to know more? Read our Words That Use articles for agr– and agri-.
Examples of agro-
An example of a word that features the form agro– is agrology, “the branch of soil science dealing especially with the production of crops.”
The form agro– means “field,” as we have seen. The –logy part of the word may also look familiar. It is used to denote branches of science, from Greek logía. Agrology literally translates to “field science.”
What are some words that use the combining form agro-?
What are some other forms that agro– may be commonly confused with?
Not every word that begins with the exact letters agro-, such as agrodolce, is necessarily using the combining form agro– to denote “field.” Learn why agrodolce means “sweet-and-sour” at our entry for the word.
How to use agro- in a sentence
It has a frontage of one hundred feet on the Via Appia, and an extension in agro of two hundred and thirty feet.The Catacombs of Rome|William Henry Withrow
Fior di limone!Limone agro e non si puoi mangiareMa son pi agre le pene d'amore.Romance of Roman Villas|Elizabeth W. (Elizbeth Williams) Champney
His artibus cum Hannibalem Fabius in agro Falerno locorum angustiis clausisset, ille sine ullo exercitus detrimento se expedivit.Selections from Viri Romae|Charles Franois L'Homond
The words ex agro Sabino form an attributive phrase qualifying Romanos just as rusticos does.Cato Maior de Senectute|Marcus Tullius Cicero
Nullam, attamen, ex agro illo meo parvulo segetem demessui, præter gaudium vacuum bene de Republica merendi.The Biglow Papers|James Russell Lowell