- a learned borrowing from Greek meaning “copper,” used in the formation of compound words: chalcolithic.
Origin of chalco-
< Greek chalko-, combining form of chalkós copper
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before a vowel chalc-
- indicating copper or a copper alloychalcopyrite; chalcolithic
from Greek khalkos copper
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