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WORDS THAT USE MON-
What does mon- mean?
Mon- is a combining form used like a prefix meaning “alone, singular, one.” It is used in many technical and scientific terms.
Mono- comes from the Greek mónos, meaning “alone.”
Mon- is a variant of mono-, which loses its -o– when combined with words or word elements beginning with vowels.
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Examples of mon-
A monarch is “a sole and absolute ruler of a state or nation,” such as a king or queen.
The first part of the word, mon-, means “alone, singular, one.” The second part, -arch, means “chief, leader, ruler.” Monarch literally translates to “single ruler.”
Monarch comes from the Greek mónarchos, using the equivalent form of mon- in the language.
What are some words that use the combining form mon-?
Many of the following terms use the equivalent form of mon- in Greek or Latin.
What are some other forms that mon- may be commonly confused with?
Not every word that begins with the exact letters mono- or mon- is necessarily using the combining form to denote “one,” e.g., monitor and monumental. Learn more about the Latin root of these words at our entries for them.
How to use mon in a sentence
Please return the iPhone to our office between 10 - 2pm Mon-Fri.Uber’s Biggest Problem Isn’t Surge Pricing. What If It’s Sexual Harassment by Drivers?|Olivia Nuzzi|March 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I said “Yeah, mon.” And then they started the Jamaica Dogsled team, and they wanted to send us abroad to do races.Jamaica, We Have a Dogsled Team|Allen St. John|March 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And one of them is a love letter to “Mon Raymond,” my Raymond, who is Nicolas, in fact.The Gunslinger of Rue Miromesnil|Christopher Dickey|December 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
French police raided the offices of Closer mon Tuesday in an attempt to track the man down.Perfidious Albion!|Tom Sykes|September 21, 2012|DAILY BEAST
“Mon pauvre petit, you are hungry,” said Aristide, carrying it to the car racked by the clattering engine.
“Alas, mon bon Monsieur, it goes from bad to worse,” sighed the old man.
Ie raconteray seulement ce qu' mon advis on orroit plus volontiers.
Le jour suyvant, j'allay visiter les Sauvages, et y fis mon accoustum, ainsy qu j'ay dict de Kinibqui.
Ie ne veux rememorer ce que i'ay crit en mon Histoire de la Nouvelle-France, livre 4.