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 History of this Word

"halo" is from "hals" (salt) spoken by people of Greece starting about 1000 B.C.


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

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grammar is modifier

"halo-" is a type of prefix


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

Examples of how the word is used

halo- illustration Metal halids lamps and high-pressure sodium lamps are used.
halo- illustration A plant profile of halodendron (common salttree) from the PLANTS database.