variant of quadri-.

Nearby words

  1. quadrivial,
  2. quadrivium,
  3. quadrominium,
  4. quadroon,
  5. quadrophonics,
  6. quadrumane,
  7. quadrumanous,
  8. quadrumvir,
  9. quadrumvirate,
  10. quadruped

Origin of quadru-

< Latin: variant of quadri- before labial consonants, as in quadrupēs quadruped, quadruplex quadruplex

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Word Origin and History for quadru-


word-forming element meaning "four, having four, consisting of four," variant of quadri-, especially before -p-, from an older form of the element, which perhaps was influenced later by tri-.

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