Origin of megalo-
Words nearby megalo-
WORDS THAT USE MEGALO-
What does megalo- mean?
Megalo- ultimately comes from the Greek mégas, meaning “great, large.”
What are variants of megalo-?
Examples of megalo-
You may have come across the combining form megalo- from the word megalomania. In psychiatry, megalomania refers to delusions of greatness, wealth, and the like. The term is also more generally used to mean “an obsession with doing extravagant or grand things” and “extreme self-importance.”
The combining form megalo- means “abnormally large,” as we’ve seen. The combining form -mania means “excessive excitement or enthusiasm.” Megalomania has a little sense of “great enthusiasm.”
What are some words that use the combining form megalo-?
- megalosaur (based on the equivalent form of megalo- in New Latin)
What are some other forms that megalo- may be commonly confused with?
How to use megalo- in a sentence
It seemed to be chiefly full of the greatuncles of trumpets, megalo-trombones and railway brakes.Kipps|H. G. Wells