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CatalanEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From French kilo-, from Ancient Greek χίλιοι (khílioi, thousand).

Alternative formsEdit

PrefixEdit

quilo-

  1. kilo- (SI prefix expressing 103 of the base unit)
Usage notesEdit

The letter k is not normally used in Catalan. Instead, Catalan orthography calls for using the qu digraph to represent the /k/ sound before an e or an i. Therefor, when the metric system was introduced into Catalan, the prefix kilo- was originally spelled quilo-. With the advent of k as a standard international abbreviation, usage of kilo- has become not only acceptable, but also more common than the traditional spelling. However, traditionalists still insist upon the use of quilo-.

Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Ancient Greek χεῖλος (kheîlos, lip, edge).

PrefixEdit

quilo- (before a vowel quil-)

  1. cheilo- combining form used in scientific neologisms to indicate the lips or an edge
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

From Ancient Greek χυλός (khulós, secretion, bile).

PrefixEdit

quilo- (before a vowel quil-)

  1. chole- combining form used in scientific neologisms to indicate bile
Derived termsEdit
Related termsEdit
  • col- (relating to bile)
  • quil (bile)

Further readingEdit


GalicianEdit

PrefixEdit

quilo-

  1. kilo-

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit


PortugueseEdit

Alternative formsEdit

PrefixEdit

quilo-

  1. kilo- (103)

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • quilogramma in Dicionário Aberto based on Novo Diccionário da Língua Portuguesa de Cândido de Figueiredo, 1913