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 History of this Word

"epi" is from "epi" (upon) 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,
epicenter
epipelagic
epicalyx

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grammar is modifier

"epi-" is a type of prefix

Definition

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

Examples of how the word is used

epi- illustration There are many species of algae, including seaweeds, that are epiphytes on other aquatic plants.
epi- illustration Is the fact of a stable population size an epiphenomenon of decisions whose motivation has no direct relationship to the observed outcome?