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 History of this Word

"cis" (this) spoken by ancient people in central Italy around 700 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

"cis-" is a type of prefix

Definition

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

Examples of how the word is used

cis- illustration We have spoken warmly of this volume, for it has both interested and instructed us, and because we consider it one of the few thoroughly creditable productions of Cisatlantic scholarship.
cis- illustration They were merged and the Cisalpina republic was created on 30 June 1797.