plusquam-

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the Classical Latin plūs quam (more than); compare plusquamperfect and plusquamperfection.

PronunciationEdit

PrefixEdit

plusquam-

  1. (chiefly forming nonce words) more than; beyond (in degree)
    plusquam-clerical, plusquam-Lovecraft, plusquam-plebeian, plusquam-thucydidëan

Usage notesEdit

  • The hyphen is retained when this prefix is combined with other words.

ReferencesEdit

Last modified on 28 November 2013, at 16:30