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austro-

  1. a combining form meaning “south,” used in the formation of compound words: Austronesia.
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Also especially before a vowel, austr-.

Origin of austro-

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

Austro-

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

Austro-

1
combining form
  1. southernAustro-Asiatic
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Word Origin for Austro-

from Latin auster the south wind

Austro-

2
combining form
  1. AustrianAustro-Hungarian
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Word Origin and History for austro-

Austro-

comb. form meaning "Austrian;" see Austria.

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