a prefix occurring in loanwords from Greek (amphibious); on this model, used with the meaning “two,” “both,” “on both sides,” in the formation of compound words: amphiaster.
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How to use amphi- in a sentence
She was the daughter of Tan´talus, and the wife of Amphi´on, king of Thebes.The Student's Mythology | Catherine Ann White
Amphi´on married Ni´obe, and became the father of seven sons and as many daughters, who were all slain by Apollo and Diana.The Student's Mythology | Catherine Ann White
They retained the name of Amphi, though they knew not the meaning: for it was antiquated before they had letters.
Its situation is beautiful, being built amphi-theatrically on a hillock which leans against a high mountain.Visit to Iceland | Ida Pfeiffer
The pulpit was at the side; the form of the church was amphi-theatrical.The Story of My Life | Egerton Ryerson
British Dictionary definitions for amphi-
on both sides; at both ends; of both kinds: amphipod; amphitrichous; amphibious
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