Origin of thalasso-
Words nearby thalasso-
WORDS THAT USE THALASSO-
What does thalasso- mean?
Thalasso– comes from Greek thálassa, meaning “sea.” The Latin translation of thálassa is mare, also meaning “sea,” which is the source of words such as marine and maritime. Check out our entries for both words to learn more.
What are variants of thalasso-?
When combined with words or word elements that begin with a vowel, thalasso– becomes thalass-, as in thalassic.
Examples of thalasso-
An example of a technical term that features thalasso– is thalassocrat, “a nation that has dominion over the seas.”
We know thalasso– means “sea,” and the –crat portion of the word refers to “ruler,” from Greek –kratēs. Thalassocrat literally translates to “sea ruler.”
What are some words that use the combining form thalasso– or thalass-?
- thalassaemia (using the equivalent form of thalass– in Latin)
What are some other forms that thalasso– may be commonly confused with?