sesqui-


a combining form meaning “one and a half,” used in the formation of compound words: sesquicentennial.

QUIZZES

LEARN THE SPANISH WORDS FOR THESE COMMON ANIMALS!

Are you learning Spanish? Or do you just have an interest in foreign languages? Either way, this quiz on Spanish words for animals is for you.
Question 1 of 13
How do you say “cat” 🐈 in Spanish?

Origin of sesqui-

<Latin sēsqui-<*sēm(i)sque, equivalent to sēmis half-unit, semis + -que and (cognate with Greek té,Sanskrit ca,Gothic -uh)
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

British Dictionary definitions for sesqui-

sesqui-

prefix

indicating one and a halfsesquicentennial
(in a chemical compound) indicating a ratio of two to threesesquioxide

Word Origin for sesqui-

from Latin, contraction of semi- + as as ² + -que and
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012