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 History of this Word

"bi" (twice, doubly, two) spoken by ancient people in central Italy around 700 B.C.


In this sense, "bi" is a word added to another word to make a new word.

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grammar is modifier

"bi-" is a type of prefix


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

Examples of how the word is used

bi- illustration If done correctly, biweekly mortgage payments can save you substantial amounts of money.
bi- illustration Biscuit comes from the french meaning twice-cooked.