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Origin of multi-
WORDS THAT USE MULTI-
What does multi- mean?
Multi– comes from Latin multus, meaning “much” and “many.” The Greek equivalent of multus is polýs, also meaning both “much” and “many,” which is the source of the combining form poly–. To learn more, check out our Words That Use article about poly–.
What are variants of multi-?
When combined with words or word elements that begin with a vowel, multi– becomes mult–, as in multangular, from Latin multangulus. Want to know more? Read our Words That Use article about mult-.
Examples of multi-
One example of a word you may be familiar with that features the form multi– is multiply, “to make many or manifold; increase the number of, etc.” Multiply comes from Latin multiplicāre, which features the equivalent of the form multi– in that language.
The multi– part of the word means “many,” but what about the –ply part of the word? The verb –ply means “to bend, fold, or mold.” Multiply literally translates to “to mold many.”
What are some words that use the combining form multi-?
- multiaxial joint
- multiplex (using the equivalent form of multi- in Latin)
What are some other forms that multi– may be commonly confused with?
How to use multi in a sentence
Neither could her three-week, multi-thousand dollar stay, which was supposed to be a recovery period.The Insurance Company Promised a Gender Reassignment. Then They Made a Mistake.|James Joiner|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Hazard gang is a multi-generational gang based in the East Los Angeles area.The Mexican Mafia Is the Daddy of All Street Gangs|Seth Ferranti|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If the Sinterklaas helpers were multi-racial, that would help.
Of course, there are now multi-billion-dollar organizations dedicated to Christian politics.
A multi-faceted approach to ensuring students reach the critical milestone of grade level reading by fourth grade.
In 1843 he was only two thousand francs ahead; but Gedeon Brunner having died, he became a multi-millionaire.Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A -- Z|Anatole Cerfberr and Jules Franois Christophe
They ran a dime apiece up into multi-millions without batting their eye-lashes.
Affirmant multi moralistae qui inseminationem requirant talem impotentem.Essays In Pastoral Medicine|Austin Malley
This, then, is the tragedy of the American multi-millionaires.American Sketches|Charles Whibley
The onlookers were throwing multi-colored streamers at the girls they liked the best among the riders.Paris Vistas|Helen Davenport Gibbons