Origin of hendeca-
Words nearby hendeca-
WORDS THAT USE HENDECA-
What does hendeca- mean?
Hendeca- comes from the Greek héndeka, meaning “eleven.” The Greek héndeka, in turn, is ultimately a combination of the Greek hén, meaning “one,” and déka, meaning “ten.”
Although hén is the Ancient Greek word for “one,” the combining form mono-, from Greek mónos, “alone” or “only,” is typically used to signify “one” in English. Déka similarly gives us the combining form deca-. Find out more about mono- and deca- at our Words That Use articles for each.
What are variants of hendeca-?
When combined with words or word elements that begin with a vowel, hendeca- becomes hendec-, as in hendecarchy.
Examples of hendeca-
One example of a term that features the combining form hendeca- is hendecahedron, “a solid figure having 11 faces.”
The form hendeca- means “eleven,” as we have seen. So, what about the -hedron part of the word? That’s right, it means “face,” from the Greek -edron. So, hendecahedron literally translates to “eleven faces.”
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