klepto-

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Representing a combining form of Ancient Greek κλέπτης (kleptēs, thief), κλέπτω (kleptō, steal), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)klep- (to steal). Cognate with Gothic 𐌷𐌻𐌹𐍆𐌰𐌽 (hlifan, to steal), Gothic 𐌷𐌻𐌹𐍆𐍄𐌿𐍃 (hliftus, thief).

PrefixEdit

klepto-

  1. Forming compound words having the sense of "theft", "thief", "stealing".
Last modified on 17 August 2013, at 07:02