-o-


-o-
the typical ending of the first element of compounds of Greek origin (as -i- is, in compounds of Latin origin), used regularly in forming new compounds with elements of Greek origin and often used in English as a connective irrespective of etymology: Franco-Italian; geography; seriocomic; speedometer. Cf. -i-.
[ME ( < OF) < L < Gk]

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Universalium. 2010.


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