dia-

dia-
a prefix occurring in loanwords from Greek (diabetes; dialect) and used, in the formation of compound words, to mean "passing through" (diathermy), "thoroughly," "completely" (diagnosis), "going apart" (dialysis), and "opposed in moment" (diamagnetism).
Also, esp. before a vowel, di-.
[ < Gk, comb. form repr. diá (prep.) through, between, across, by, of, akin to dýo TWO and di- DI-1]

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Universalium. 2010.


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