How does the word sound?
History of this Word
"paleo" is from "palai" (long ago) 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 "early", "ancient" or "prehistoric" modifies the word. Created to expand meanings. Can be used with many words to form new words.
Examples of how the word is used
|At the end of the Paleozoic, the largest mass extinction in history wiped out approximately 90% of all marine animal species.|
|Its literature and writings are gone, except for this paleograph.|