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 History of this Word

"amphi" (on both sides) spoken by people of Greece starting about 1000 B.C.

Notes

In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

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grammar is modifier

"amphi-" is a type of prefix

Definition

A prefix added to the start of a word. Indicates that "both" or "around" modifies the word. Created to expand meanings. Can be used with many words to form new words.

Examples of how the word is used

amphi- illustration The convertible sports amphibian, which can reach up to 100mph on land, uses a jet to propel it through water.
amphi- illustration Red Rocks Amphitheater centers around two 300-foot-tall rocks that provide a beautiful backdrop for summer concerts.