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"dia" (through, apart, across, around), spoken by people of Greece starting about 1000 B.C.


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

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grammar is modifier

"dia-" is a type of prefix


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

Examples of how the word is used

dia- illustration Draw a diagram of the fence line.
dia- illustration This lesson is designed to help students identify and measure the diameter of a circle.