kíló-

IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French kilo- irregularly derived from Ancient Greek χίλιοι (khílioi, one thousand). The etymologically "correct" form would be chili- or chilo-, resulting in forms such as chiliasme (chiliasm) or chilopode (centipede); but the French, when creating the prefix, had to avoid a possible (standard) pronunciation of chi as /ʃi/, too close to the vulgar verb chier.

PrefixEdit

kíló-

  1. kilo-

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • kíló- in Icelandic dictionaries at ISLEX