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 History of this Word

"pleo" is from "pleion" (many) 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

"pleo-" is a type of prefix


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

Examples of how the word is used

pleo- illustration Minerals that change color with rotation are said to have pleochroism.
pleo- illustration Some pleonastic phrases are part of a language's idiom, like "safe haven" in English.