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 History of this Word

"neo" is from "neos" ("new") 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

"neo-" is a type of prefix


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

Examples of how the word is used

neo- illustration The neophyte senators play a key role.
neo- illustration The neotype established by him in 1942 is nearly identical to the study samples from this limestone exposure.