Origin of uni
First recorded in 1895–1900; by shortening
- a combining form occurring in loanwords from Latin (universe), used, with the meaning “one,” in the formation of compound words (unicycle).
Origin of uni-
< Latin ūni- combining form of ūnus one; see -i-
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Examples from the Web for uni
Wabon,” while Owl said as rapidly as he could, “Uni tipa qkot.
Uni acquitted himself so dexterously, that he was called upon to act in a still more delicate capacity.
Uni, moreover, was at hand, ready to recommence his campaigns at the slightest provocation.
At any rate, Papi considered it necessary to proceed against her, and appointed Uni to judge the case.
Quum omnium par esset electio, uni tamen datum est, ut cteris premineret.
- informal short for university
- consisting of, relating to, or having only oneunilateral; unisexual
from Latin ūnus one
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Word Origin and History for uni
word-forming element meaning "having one only," from Latin uni-, comb. form of unus (see one).
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- Single; one:univalent.
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