Words nearby oste-
WORDS THAT USE OSTE-
What does oste- mean?
Oste- comes from the Greek ostéon, meaning “bone.”
Oste- is a variant of osteo-, which loses its -o- when combined with words or word elements beginning with vowels. Want to know more? Read our Words That Use osteo- article.
Examples of oste-
An example of a word you may have encountered that features oste- is ostealgia, meaning “a pain in a bone.”
We know oste- means “bone.” The combining form –algia, from the Greek álgos, means “pain.” Ostealgia, then, literally translates to “bone pain.”
What are some words that use the combining form oste-?
What are some other forms that oste- may be commonly confused with?
Despite appearances, the word ostentatious, meaning “characterized by pretentious or conspicuous show in an attempt to impress others,” does not use the combining form oste-. Learn what ostentatious makes so “showy” at our entry for the word.
How to use oste- in a sentence
Whan you haue dyned make no delayeBut paye your oste, and go your waye.Shakespeare Jest-Books;|Unknown
Then hee cryed to hys oste and hys ostes, and to the ostler, for drinke, and no man would here hym.A History of Caricature and Grotesque|Thomas Wright
Parquoi je vous prie que veuillez tenir la main pour moy qu'elle ne me soit oste, car plus grand dplaisir ne me scauroit-on faire.The First Governess of the Netherlands, Margaret of Austria|Eleanor E. Tremayne
Mais auant qu'ils couchent ensemble, il s'accouple auec elles, oste la virginité des filles.'The Witch-cult in Western Europe|Margaret Alice Murray