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"pyro" is from "pyr" (fire) 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

"pyro-" is a type of prefix


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

Examples of how the word is used

pyro- illustration Point the pyrometer to the object to be measured.
pyro- illustration Pyrotechnics originated in China, with the invention of black powder.