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 History of this Word

"peri" spoken by people of Greece starting about 1000 B.C.

Notes

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

Words related to this meaning

grammar is modifier

"peri-" is a type of prefix

Definition

A prefix added to the start of a word. Indicates that "around" or "about" modifies 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

peri- illustration External attackers must be clever to infiltrate your perimeter defenses.
peri- illustration A periscope is an instrument for observation from a concealed position.