tetra-

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From combining form of Ancient Greek τέτταρες ‎(téttares), τέσσαρες ‎(téssares, four).

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tetra- (or before a vowel tetr-)

  1. Forming compound words having the sense of ‘four’.
    • 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, p. 665: [cf. -latry]
      Which is how Kit first heard about the T.W.I.T. back in London, and of the ghostly neo-Pythagorean cult of tetralatry or worship of the number four, currently the rage in certain European circles

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