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"idio" is from "idios" (your own or private) 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

"idio-" is a type of prefix


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

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idio- illustration An idiom is understood by many people in a specific culture and has a different meaning from the meaning it appears to have.
idio- illustration It is always idiomorphic with rounded outlines.