How does the word sound?
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.
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
|Then add half hectograms of raisins, half hectograms of pine seeds and a glass of vinegar.|
|All other alcoholic beverages are taxed by the hectoliter.|