austro-


a combining form meaning “south,” used in the formation of compound words: Austronesia.

Nearby words

  1. austrian blind,
  2. austrian pine,
  3. austrian shade,
  4. austrian succession, war of the,
  5. austringer,
  6. austro-asiatic,
  7. austro-hungarian,
  8. austro-prussian war,
  9. austroasiatic,
  10. austronesia

Also especially before a vowel, austr-.

Origin of austro-

< Latin aust(e)r the south, the south wind + -o-

Austro-

a combining form of Austria: Austro-Hungarian.
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British Dictionary definitions for austro-

Austro-

1
/ (ˈɒstrəʊ-) /

combining form

southernAustro-Asiatic

Word Origin for Austro-

from Latin auster the south wind

Austro-

2
/ (ˈɒstrəʊ-) /

combining form

AustrianAustro-Hungarian
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Word Origin and History for austro-

Austro-

comb. form meaning "Austrian;" see Austria.

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