Words nearby quadr-
WORDS THAT USE QUADR-
What does quadr- mean?
Quadr- comes from the Latin quattuor, meaning “four.” The Greek equivalent is tetra-, which also appears as tetr-, as in tetrahedron. Want to know more? Check out our Words That Use entries for tetr- and tetra-.
What are variants of quadr-?
Quadr- is a variant of quadri-, which loses its –i– when combined with words or word elements beginning with vowels.
Examples of quadr-
An example of a word that features quadr- is quadrangle, “a plane figure having four angles and four sides, as a square.” The word comes from the Latin quadrangulus, which uses the equivalent of the form quadr-.
As we have seen, the quadr- portion of the word means “four,” and -angle means “the space within two lines diverging from a common point.” Quadrangle literally translates to “four angles.”
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