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a combining form meaning “miracle,” “wonder,” used in the formation of compound words: thaumatology.
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Origin of thaumato-

<Greek, combining form of thaumat- (stem of thaûma)
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WORDS THAT USE THAUMATO-

What does thaumato- mean?

Thaumato- is a combining form used like a prefix meaning “miracle.” It is used in some technical terms, especially in religious contexts.

Thaumato- comes from the Greek thaûma, meaning “a wonder” or “marvel.” How wonderful and marvelous it is that English has a combining form like thaumato-!

Examples of thaumato-

One example of a word that features the combining form thaumato- is thaumatology, “the study or description of miracles.”

As we have seen, thaumato- means “miracle.” What about the -logy portion of the word? It is a combining form used to name areas of study. Thaumatology literally translates to “the study of miracles.”

What are some words that use or are related to the combining form thaumato-?

What are some other forms that thaumato- may be commonly confused with?

Break it down!

The combining form -latry means “worship.” With this in mind, what does thaumatolatry literally mean?

British Dictionary definitions for thaumato-

thaumato-

before a vowel thaumat-


combining form
miracle; marvelthaumaturge

Word Origin for thaumato-

from Greek thauma, thaumat- a marvel
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