- variant of ex-3 before a consonant: eccentric.
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- out from; away fromecbolic; eccentric; ecdysis
Word Origin for ec-
from Greek ek (before a vowel ex) out of, away from; see ex- 1
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Word Origin and History for ec-
typical form in English of Latin ex-, Greek ex-, ek- before consonants. See ex-.
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- Out; outside of:eclabium.
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