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 History of this Word

"per" (through, by) spoken by ancient people in central Italy around 700 B.C.


In this sense, "per" is a word added to another word to make a new word.

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grammar is modifier

"per-" is a type of prefix


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

Examples of how the word is used

per- illustration We can help you plan the perfect wedding.
per- illustration They might perceive information visually.