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 History of this Word

"pan" is from "pas" 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

"pan-" is a type of prefix


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

Examples of how the word is used

pan- illustration Welcome to the pan-African market!
pan- illustration This February 1930 advertisement does a good job of promoting the advantages of panchromatic movie film.