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 History of this Word

"deutero" is from "deuterosm" (second) spoken by people of Greece starting about 1000 B.C.

"deutero" is from "deuterosm" (second) 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.

More words with this prefix,
deuterocanonical
deuteranopia
deuteropathy

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

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grammar is modifier

"deutero-" is a type of prefix

Definition

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

Examples of how the word is used

deutero- illustration They believe that he was opposing deuterogamy, that is, a second marriage after death of a companion.
deutero- illustration It is a wonderfully told tale, with a well drawn main character and an unforgettable deuteragonist.