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EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Latin semi- ‎(half), from Proto-Indo-European *sēmi/*sēmi-. Cognate to English sam, and to hemi- (via Ancient Greek).

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semi-

  1. half
  2. partial, incomplete
  3. somewhat, rather, quasi-
    • 1994, Eric Bogosian, Pounding nails in the floor with my forehead
      Nothing like a nice hot ethnic dish before you go to see that semi-expensive, semi-meaningful Off-Broadway show.

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FrenchEdit

PrefixEdit

semi-

  1. semi-, demi-, half-

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin sēmi-, from Proto-Indo-European *sēmi ‎(half).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /se.mi/, [s̪emi]
  • Hyphenation: se‧mi-

PrefixEdit

semi-

  1. semi-, demi-, half-

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LatinEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *sēmi-/*sēmi. Cognates include Sanskrit समि ‎(sami), Ancient Greek ἡμι- ‎(hēmi-), and Old High German sami-.

PronunciationEdit

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semi-

  1. half

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • semi- in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • semi- in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers

PortugueseEdit

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semi-

  1. semi- (half)
  2. semi- (partially)

SpanishEdit

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PrefixEdit

semi-

  1. semi- (half)
  2. semi- (partially)
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