English

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  • aut- (used before a vowel)

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Etymology 1

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Learned borrowing from Ancient Greek αὐτο- (auto-, self-).

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auto-

  1. Reflexive, regarding or to oneself.
    auto- + ‎biography → ‎autobiography
    auto- + ‎erotic → ‎autoerotic
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Etymology 2

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Clipping of automatic

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auto-

  1. Automatic.
    auto- + ‎focus → ‎autofocus
    auto- + ‎loader → ‎autoloader
    auto- + ‎walk → ‎autowalk
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Etymology 3

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Clipping of automobile, from auto- + mobile

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auto-

  1. Relating to cars or the driving of cars.
    auto- + ‎cross → ‎autocross
    auto- + ‎-phile → ‎autophile
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Catalan

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Ancient Greek αὐτο- (auto-).

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auto-

  1. auto- (regarding oneself)
  2. auto- (relating to cars)

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Czech

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auto-

  1. auto- (regarding oneself)
    Synonym: sebe-
    auto- + ‎cenzura → ‎autocenzura

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  • auto- in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989
  • auto- I in Slovník afixů užívaných v češtině, 2017
  • auto- II in Slovník afixů užívaných v češtině, 2017

Danish

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auto-

  1. self
    autobiografi, autofiktion
  2. automatic
    autozoom, autopilot
  3. cars
    autoskade, autoværksted

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Finnish

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Etymology

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Internationalism (see English auto-), ultimately from Ancient Greek αὐτο- (auto-).

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  • IPA(key): /ˈɑu̯to-/, [ˈɑ̝u̯t̪o̞-]

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auto-

  1. auto-, self- (regarding oneself)
    Synonyms: oma-, itse-
    autobiografiaautobiography
    autonomiaautonomy
    omaelämäkertaautobiography
    itsehallintoself-governance, autonomy
  2. auto- (automatic)
    Synonyms: automaatti-, automaattinen
    autopilottiautopilot
    automaattiohjausautopilot

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  • In Finnish the prefix auto- is chiefly used with loanwords, see usage examples above.

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French

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Etymology

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From Ancient Greek αὐτο- (auto-), from αὐτός (autós, self).

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  • IPA(key): /o.tɔ/, /ɔ.tɔ/
  • Audio:(file)

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auto-

  1. auto- (regarding oneself)
  2. auto- (automatic)
  3. auto- (relating to cars)

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  • Auto- is sometimes added to reflexive verbs in order to stress the reflexiveness of the action. When this is done, the reflexive pronoun is always used as well:
Je m'auto-sabote.I sabotage myself. (literally, “I self-sabotage myself.”)

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Galician

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Etymology

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From Ancient Greek αὐτο- (auto-).

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auto-

  1. auto-, self-

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German

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auto-

  1. auto-

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Hungarian

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Etymology

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From Ancient Greek αὐτός (autós, self).[1]

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auto-

  1. auto- (regarding oneself)
  2. auto- (automatic)

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  1. ^ Tótfalusi, István. Idegenszó-tár: Idegen szavak értelmező és etimológiai szótára (’A Storehouse of Foreign Words: an explanatory and etymological dictionary of foreign words’). Budapest: Tinta Könyvkiadó, 2005. →ISBN
  2. ^ Siptár, Péter and Miklós Törkenczy. The Phonology of Hungarian. The Phonology of the World’s Languages. Oxford University Press, 2007. →ISBN, p. 17

Indonesian

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From Dutch auto-, from Ancient Greek αὐτός (autós, self).

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  • IPA(key): [au̯to]
  • Hyphenation: auto

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auto-

  1. auto-: regarding oneself.

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Italian

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Etymology 1

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From Ancient Greek αὐτός (autós, self).

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auto-

  1. (highly productive) auto-, self- (regarding oneself; by oneself)
  2. (highly productive) auto-, self- (automatic)
  3. (mathematics) eigen-
  4. (rare) homo- (same)
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  • auto-1 in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

Etymology 2

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From auto, automobile.

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auto-

  1. auto- (relating to cars)
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  • auto-2 in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

Norwegian Bokmål

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From Ancient Greek αὐτός (autós, self).

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auto-

  1. auto-

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Norwegian Nynorsk

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From Ancient Greek αὐτός (autós, self).

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auto-

  1. auto-

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Polish

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Etymology

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From Ancient Greek αὐτο- (auto-).

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auto-

  1. auto-, as relating to oneself
    Synonym: samo-
    auto- + ‎biografia → ‎autobiografia
  2. auto-, automatic
    Synonym: samo-
    auto- + ‎pilot → ‎autopilot
  3. auto-, as relating to cars
    Synonym: samo-
    auto- + ‎alarm → ‎autoalarm

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  • auto- in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese

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Borrowed from Ancient Greek αὐτός (autós, self).

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  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /ˌaw.tu/ [ˌaʊ̯.tu]
    • (Southern Brazil) IPA(key): /ˌaw.to/ [ˌaʊ̯.to]

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auto-

  1. self-; auto- (done by or directed at oneself)
    auto- + ‎ódio (hatred) → ‎auto-ódio (self-hatred)
  2. auto- (automatic)
    auto- + ‎foco (foco) → ‎autofoco (autofocus)
  3. auto- (relating to automobiles)
    auto- + ‎carro (car) → ‎autocarro (bus)
  4. (Brazil, linear algebra) eigen- (relating to eigenvectors and eigenvalues)

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Spanish

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Ancient Greek αὐτο- (auto-).

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auto-

  1. auto-
  2. drive-in

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