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"basi" is from "basis" (step or pedestal) spoken by people of Greece starting about 1000 B.C.


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

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grammar is modifier

"basi-" is a type of prefix


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

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basi- illustration This page provides some basic information.
basi- illustration Staining with basophilic dyes is known as basophilia (tendency of cells to stain with basic dyes).