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 History of this Word

"drome" is from "dromos" (racecourse) 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.

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grammar is modifier

"-drome" is a type of suffix

Definition

A word ending that indicates racecourse, field or running. Created by people to expand meaning of words. Can be added to the end of many words.

Examples of how the word is used

-drome illustration He trained at this Army Airdrome.
-drome illustration The Hippodrome was an ancient Roman design to hold horse and chariot racing.