combining form

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combining form. ancient; primitive: »

Archaeopteryx = an ancient bird. Archaeology = study of ancient (things).

[< Greek archaîos ancient < arch beginning]

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(also archeo-) comb. form relating to archaeology or prehistoric times

archaeoastronony | archaeomagnetism

from Greek arkhaios ‘ancient’, from arkhē ‘beginning’

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  • archaeo- — a combining form meaning ancient, used in the formation of compound words: archaeopteryx; archaeology. Also, archeo . [ < Gk, comb. form of archaîos, equiv. to arch (see ARCHI ) + aios adj. suffix] * * * …   Universalium

  • archaeo — pref. of or pertaining to archaeology; ancient, primitive …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • archaeo- — a word element meaning primeval , primitive , ancient , as in archaeology, archaeopteryx. Also, archeo ; (especially before a vowel), archae , arche . {Greek archaio , combining form of archaios} Usage: For spelling variation see ae1 …  

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