before a vowel palae- esp US paleo- or pale-
Word Origin for palaeo-
Words nearby palaeo-
WORDS THAT USE PALAEO-
What does palaeo- mean?
Palaeo- is a combining form used like a prefix meaning “old” or “ancient.” It is often used in scientific terms, especially in reference to periods of geologic time, like palaeolithic, and ancient fossils.
What are variants of palaeo-?
When combined with words or word elements that begin with a vowel, palaeo- becomes palae-, as in palaeanthropic. In some instances, the -ae- is spelled with the digraph æ, becoming palæo- or palæ-, as in palæolith.
Examples of palaeo-
The combining form palae- means “ancient,” while ontology comes from New Latin ontologia, meaning “study of being.” Palaeontology literally translates to the “study (or the science of) ancient beings.”
What are some words that use the combining form palaeo-?
What are some other forms that palaeo– may be commonly confused with?
How to use palaeo- in a sentence
These results have become classic and are often referred to by subsequent writers on palaeo-botany.
It is a solemn thought that so little is conveyed to us by names which to the palaeo-Georgians conveyed so much.And Even Now|Max Beerbohm
Examples from this and two other ancient but un-illuminated codices of Virgil in the Vatican library are given by the Palaeo.
Far more accurate copies of some of the miniatures, but without colour, are given by Palaeo.