noun, plural O·tos, (especially collectively) O·to.
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Definition for Oto (2 of 2)
Origin of oto-
WORDS THAT USE OTO-
What does oto- mean?
Oto- comes from the Greek oûs, meaning “ear.” Related to the Greek oûs is English’s own word ear; so is the Latin word for ear, auris, which is the ultimate source of such words as aural. Learn more about oûs at our entry for otic, an adjective used in anatomy meaning “of or relating to the ear.”
What are variants of oto-?
Examples of oto-
One example of a medical term that features oto– is otopathy, “a disease of the ear.”
If you’ve been listening, you know that oto- means “ear.” The combining form -pathy is ultimately from the Greek pathos, meaning “suffering, sensation.” It can be used in compound words to indicate “disease.” So, otopathy literally means “ear disease.”
What are some words that use the combining form oto-?
What are some other forms that oto- may be commonly confused with?
Example sentences from the Web for Oto
He informed us, that it is in such high request amongst the Oto Indians, that a horse has been exchanged for eight or ten of them.
Swim (v), ni̍huan (an French); same word as in the Oto language.
Mr. Bodmer took the portraits of an Omaha and an Oto Indian.
Near the mouth of Gasconade River we met the Oto steam-boat.
Ietan, an Oto, of whom we have before spoken, visited us to-day for the purpose of getting two gun-locks mended.Early Western Travels 1748-1846, Volume XIV|Edwin James