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 History of this Word

"chryso" is from "khrusos" (gold) 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

"chryso-" is a type of prefix


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

Examples of how the word is used

chryso- illustration About 24 hours before the emergence of the adult butterfly, the chrysalis becomes completely transparent, revealing the new butterfly inside.
chryso- illustration The focus of our research will be on the phenomenon of chrysography, the golden highlighting found on selected works.