Origin of carbo
Other definitions for carbo (2 of 2)
WORDS THAT USE CARBO-
What does carbo- mean?
The Greek translation of Latin carbō is ánthrax, “charcoal” or “carbuncle,” which is the source of the word anthrax. Find out more at our entry for the word.
What are variants of carbo-?
Examples of carbo-
An example of a word you may have encountered that features carbo- is carbohydrate, “any of a class of organic compounds made of hydrogen, carbon, and oxygen that form the supporting tissues of plants and are important food for animals and people.”
We know carbo- means “carbon,” while the -hydrate portion of the word refers to “combined with or contains water,” from Greek hýdōr, meaning “water.” Carbohydrate literally translates to “carbon combined with water.”
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How to use carbo in a sentence
Being elected a tribune, Carbo set himself to win the favor of the people by new popular legislation.
No greater contrast can be imagined than is to be found in a comparison between Tiberius Gracchus and Carbo.
After the death of Cinna, Carbo for some time remained as the sole consul of Rome.
From the north, Marius, Sertorius, and Carbo were advancing with considerable forces.
To avoid a similar lot, Carbo, who came to take the command, hastened to promise the rebels that they should not quit Italy.