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demi- Explained

demi- at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

early 15c., from O.Fr. demi "half," from L.L. dimedius, from L. dimidius, from dis- "apart" + medius "middle." ///

demi- at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

prefix [Language: Old French; Origin: Latin dimidius 'half']// half// semi-// --a demisemiquaver (=very short musical note) //

demi- at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[ADJ] (Bisection [division in two]): bisected, cloven, cleft, bipartite, bicuspid, bifid, bifurcate, bifurcated, distichous, dichotomous, semi-[prefix], demi-[prefix].

demi- at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

(in nouns) half; partly:

Demi- at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Demi- \Dem"i-\ [F. demi-, fr. L. dimidius half; di- = dis- +
medius middle. See {Medium}, and cf. {Demy}, {Dimidiate}.]
A prefix, signifying half.

demi- at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » demi|Demi



From Inter: etyl » la dimidium divided in half, via Inter: etyl » fro and Inter: etyl » enm demi- half


Inter: en-prefi » x
  • half

    Derived terms

    * demigod
    • demigoddess
    • demimondaine
    • demimonde
    • demirelief
    • demirep
    • demisemiquaver
    • demitasse
    • demiworld


      * half-
    • hemi-
    • semi-


      Inter: trans-top » half
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|puoli-
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|ημι-|tr=imi-

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|semi-, Inter: t- » ro|demi-, Inter: t- » ro|emi-

  • Inter: trans-botto » m



    * Inter: homophones » lang=fr|demi


  • semi-, demi-, half-

    Related terms

    * demi-frère
    • demi-sœur
    • demi-cercle
    • demi-sang
    • demi-vie
    • demi-volée

    Category: Category - :French prefixes|demi
    Translation: et » demi-
    Translation: el » demi-
    Translation: fr » demi-
    Translation: it » demi-
    Translation: kn » demi-
    Translation: pl » demi-
    Translation: pt » demi-
    Translation: fi » demi-
    Translation: vi » demi-