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Origin of quadri-
Words nearby quadri-
WORDS THAT USE QUADRI-
What does quadri- mean?
Quadri- 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 quadri-?
Examples of quadri-
An example of a word you may have encountered that features quadri- is quadrilateral, “having four sides.” The word comes from Latin quadrilaterus, which uses the equivalent of the form quadri-.
We know quadri- means “four,” and the -lateral portion of the word means “of or relating to the side,” from Latin laterālis. Quadrilateral literally translates to “of or relating to four sides.”
What are some words that use the combining form quadri-?
- quadriceps (using the equivalent form of quadri- in Latin)
What are some other forms that quadri- may be commonly confused with?
Not every word that begins with the exact letters quadri- is necessarily using the combining form quadri- to denote “four.” Quadrille, although it comes from a related Latin word, is one such word that does not use the form quadri-. Learn what the quadrille dance has to do with the number four at our entry for the word.
How to use quadri- in a sentence
At the Caff Quadri, immediately across the Piazza, there was a scene of equal hopefulness.Venetian Life|William Dean Howells
A gourmet of my acquaintance thus describes a typical breakfast at the Quadri.The Gourmet's Guide to Europe|Algernon Bastard
The last lower molar (wisdom tooth) of the gibbon is like that of man, quadri-tuberculate.More Science From an Easy Chair|Sir E. Ray (Edwin Ray) Lankester
The atrium or quadri-portico was entered by three gateways, the middle one of which had doors of bronze inlaid with silver.Pagan and Christian Rome|Rodolfo Lanciani
Some streaks of fawn-colour have mixed with the zebra-like black and grey on Riquets neck: he is now quadri-coloured.The Cat|Philip M. Rule