Origin of uni
Other definitions for uni (2 of 2)
Origin of uni-
WORDS THAT USE UNI-
What does uni- mean?
Examples of uni-
One popular word that features uni- is unicorn, “a mythical creature resembling a horse, with a single horn in the center of its forehead.” The word comes from the Latin ūnicornis, which uses the equivalent form uni- in the language.
If uni- means “one,” what does the -corn portion of the word signify? The element -corn refers to “horn,” from the Latin cōrnu. Unicorn literally translates to “(having) one horn.”
What are some words that use the combining form uni-?
The following words use the equivalent forms of uni- in Latin:
What are some other forms that uni- may be commonly confused with?
Not every word that begins with the letters uni- is necessarily using the combining form uni- to mean “one.” These words, such as unidentified, are instead using the form un-, “not,” in combination with a second form beginning with the letter i. Learn more about the word unidentified at our entry.
How to use uni in a sentence
The white uni features a wide, royal blue stripe down the side of the jersey.
Wearing dashikis, yukatas, and flannel robes—any kind of billowing uni-garment will do the trick.
Just this weekend, Tea Party Express held a “Uni-tea” event in Philadelphia, designed to convey an image of racial inclusion.
Undoubtedly it would be so, if Theodotus were excommunicated precisely for his belief in the uni-personality of God.Studies of Christianity|James Martineau
Herbæ ramosæ, foliis angustis integris aut pinnatifidis, ramis uni-plurifloris.
Pompeium, sed non esse uni omnia tribuenda, adiecissetque: Si quid huic acciderit, quem in eius locum substituetis?
Uni suppliciter sepulturam precanti respondisse dicitur iam istam in volucrum fore potestate.
Uni gladly consented to this proposal, and confined his attentions to sending his pages with daily greetings and gifts.My Dark Companions|Henry M. Stanley