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Origin of nepho-
Words nearby nepho-
WORDS THAT USE NEPHO-
What does nepho- mean?
Nepho- comes from the Greek néphos, meaning “a cloud, mass of clouds.”
What are variants of nepho-?
Examples of nepho-
An example of a word you may have come across that features nepho- is nephology. Nepho-, as we’ve seen, means “cloud,” as we’ve seen. The –logy part probably looks more familiar, and refers to “the names of sciences or bodies of knowledge.” Nephology, then, is literally “the study of clouds.” What a lofty word!
What are some words that use the combining form nepho-?
What are some other forms that nepho– may be commonly confused with?