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"hepta" is from "hepta" (seven) 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

"hepta-" is a type of prefix


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

Examples of how the word is used

hepta- illustration The sum of the angles of a heptagon is 900 degrees.
hepta- illustration The heptathlon was first included in the European Championships in 1992.