potamo-

word-forming element meaning "river," from comb. form of Greek potamos "river," perhaps literally "rushing water," from PIE *pet- "to rush, to fly" (see petition).


Nearby words

  1. potable,
  2. potae,
  3. potage,
  4. potager,
  5. potamic,
  6. potamogale,
  7. potamology,
  8. potamoplankton,
  9. potaro,
  10. potash

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper