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 History of this Word

"hecto" is from "hekaton" (one hundred) 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

"hecto-" is a type of prefix


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

Examples of how the word is used

hecto- illustration Then add half hectograms of raisins, half hectograms of pine seeds and a glass of vinegar.
hecto- illustration All other alcoholic beverages are taxed by the hectoliter.