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Words nearby anth-
WORDS THAT USE ANTH-
What does anth- mean?
Anth- comes from the Greek ánthos, meaning “flower.”
Anth– is a variant of antho-, which loses its -o- when combined with words or word elements beginning with vowels.
Want to know more? Read our Words That Use antho– article.
Examples of anth-
One example of a scientific term related to the combining form anth- is anthesis, “the period or act of expansion in flowers, especially the maturing of the stamens.”
Anthesis comes from the Greek ánthēsis, meaning “a bloom.” The first part of the Greek word features a stem of a verb meaning “to bloom,” related to ánthos, which means “flower.” The second part of the word is -sis, a suffix variously indicating action, processes, states, or conditions. The word anthesis, then, literally means “state of blooming.”
What are some words related to the combining form anth-?
What are some other forms that anth- may be commonly confused with?
Many other words begin with the letters anth- but do not use anth- as a combining form meaning “flower.” Anthem is one example; discover its origins at our entry for the word.
Example sentences from the Web for anth-
An′theral; Antherif′erous, bearing anthers; Anth′eroid, resembling an anther.
Perianth, per′i-anth, n. the floral envelope where the calyx and corolla are not easily distinguished.
The epigram as it stands in the anthology, then, is a result of Scaliger's disintegration of Anth.
Goldsmyth taken in open court 8th of March 54 sayeth that being att ye house of Anth.
Whereas complaint was this daye made to ye court by ye humble peticion of Anth.