Words nearby metalli-
WORDS THAT USE METALLI-
What does metalli- mean?
The form metalli- comes from Greek métallon, meaning “metal, mine, quarry.” Yes, quarry! Discover why at our entry for metal.
What are variants of metalli-?
Metalli- is a variant of metall-, which gains an -i- when combined with words or word elements beginning with -f-. When combined with words or word elements that begin with other consonants, metall- becomes metallo-, as in metallograph. Want to know more? Check out our Words That Use articles for both forms.
Examples of metalli-
One of the very few terms that features the form metalli- is metalliferous, “containing or yielding metal.”
The metalli- part of the word represents “metal,” but what about the -ferous part of the word? The form -ferous, ultimately from the Latin suffix -fer, has a variety of meanings, including “containing,” “bearing,” or “yielding.” Metalliferous literally translates to “containing metal.”
What are some words that use the combining form metalli-?
What are some other forms that metalli- may be commonly confused with?
Break it down!
The combining form -form means “having the form of.” Given the meaning of metalli-, what does metalliform mean?
How to use metalli- in a sentence
E la velocit del giro del danaro, non la quantit dei metalli che fa apparir molto a poco il danaro.