para-

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Ancient Greek παρά (para, beside; next to, near, from; against, contrary to).

PrefixEdit

para-

  1. above, beyond
  2. beside, near, alongside
  3. abnormal, incorrect
  4. resembling
  5. (chemistry) In isomeric benzene derivatives, having the two substituents in opposite positions (compare ortho- and meta-.)
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Etymology 2Edit

From French para-, from Italian para-, from para, imperative of parare (to defend, shield, shroud), from Latin parō (I prepare).

PrefixEdit

para-

  1. (obsolete, not productive) to guard against, to avert, to shield from; to provide protection against, defence from
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Etymology 3Edit

From parachute

PrefixEdit

para-

  1. Forming words relating to activities carried out with a parachute.
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FrenchEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Ancient Greek παρά (para, beside)

PrefixEdit

para-

  1. para- (all senses)

Etymology 2Edit

Via Italian para-, imperative of parare, from Latin parō (to shield).

PrefixEdit

para-

  1. para-
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IrishEdit

PrefixEdit

para-

  1. para-

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ItalianEdit

PrefixEdit

para-

  1. para- (all senses)

Serbo-CroatianEdit

PrefixEdit

para- (Cyrillic spelling пара-)

  1. Para-.
    nauka (science) → paranauka (parascience)
    normalno (normally) → paranormalno (paranormal)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Oxford English Dictionary, Second Edition, 1989
Last modified on 9 April 2014, at 18:37