- a combining form meaning “single,” “simple,” used in the formation of compound words: haplology.
Also especially before a vowel, hapl-.
Origin of haplo-
< Greek, combining form of haplóos single, simple; akin to Latin simplex
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before a vowel hapl-
- single or simplehaplology; haplosis
Word Origin for haplo-
from Greek haplous simple
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word-forming element meaning "simple, single; simply, once," from comb. form of Greek haplos "single, simple."
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