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a combining form meaning “hairy,” “shaggy,” “dense,” used in the formation of compound words: dasyphyllous.
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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
Origin of dasy-
<Greek, combining form representing dasýs;see dense
Words nearby dasy-
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They were the Latin equivalents to the Greek words ψίλον (psilon) and δάσυ (dasy) respectively.The English Language|Robert Gordon Latham