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"yotta" was adapted in 1991 A.D. from "octo" because it is equal to 1000(8th power).

"octo" is from "okto" (eight) 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

"yotta-" is a type of prefix


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

Examples of how the word is used

yotta- illustration The man-size unit is the yottagram.
yotta- illustration Finally, the yottameter is about as big a distance unit as we'll ever need, unless some new discovery gets made.