a combining form meaning “ancient,” used in the formation of compound words: archaeopteryx; archaeology.
Also archeo-.

Origin of archaeo-

< Greek, combining form of archaîos, equivalent to arch- (see archi-) + -aios adj. suffix Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for archaeo-



combining form

indicating ancient or primitive time or conditionarchaeology; archaeopteryx
of, involving, or denoting the study of remains from archaeological sitesarchaeozoology

Word Origin for archaeo-

from Greek arkhaio-, from arkhaios, from arkhein to begin
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