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hemi-

Class:

affix | prefix

Etymology:

prefix meaning "half", from Greek hemi- "half", from Proto-Indo-European base...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

half | half- | hauf [Scottish] | hemi- [synonym] | better half [sense-specific] | by half [sense-specific] | by halves [sense-specific] | go halves [sense-specific] | half two [sense-specific] | ...

either of two equal or corresponding parts that together comprise a whole | a quantity equalling such a part | half a pint, especially of beer | ... (24 of 714 words, 28 definitions, 18 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/half

Oxford Dictionary:

half | halves [plural] | two | a ---- and a half | half the battle | half a chance | half an eye | the half of it | half one | ...

either of two equal or corresponding parts into which something is or can be divided | either of two equal periods of time into which a sports game or ... (28 of 447 words, 23 definitions, 22 usage examples, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/half

Wiktionary:

half | halves [plural] | halved [past tense] | halving [present participle] | half- | semi- | hemi- [synonym, sense-specific] | demi- [synonym, sense-specific] | ½ [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

Consisting of a moiety, or half (1/2, 50%). | Consisting of some indefinite portion resembling a half; approximately a half, whether more or less; partial; imperfect. | [siblings] Having one parent (rather than two) in common. | [rare, relative other... (37 of 272 words, 8 definitions, 19 usage examples, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/half

New World Dictionary:

half | halves [plural] | hemi-

either of the two equal parts of something ; either of two approximately equal parts | a half-hour ; [United States] a half dollar | [United States, ... (25 of 171 words, 8 definitions, 8 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/half

Random House Dictionary:

hemi | hemi-

[automobiles] : an internal-combustion engine having hemispherical combustion chambers. | "hemi-" : a combining form meaning "half", used in the ... (19 of 26 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/hemi

Merriam-Webster:

hemi-

half (1 of 25 words, 1 usage example)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/hemi-

American Heritage Dictionary:

hemi-

Half | Partial; partially (3 of 15 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples)

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Encarta Dictionary:

hemi-

half, partial (2 of 12 words)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861617388​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

hemi-

Origin: prefix meaning "half", from Greek hemi- "half", from Proto-Indo-European base *semi-, which is the source of Sanskrit sami, Latin ... (19 of 35 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=hemi-

New World Dictionary:

hemi-

Origin: Greek hēmi- from Indo-European *sēmi- derives Sanskrit sāmí-, Latin semi-

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/hemi-prefix

Wiktionary:

hemi-

Origin: Ancient Greek prefix ἡμι- (hēmi-, "half"), from ἥμισυς (hēmisus, "half")

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/hemi-

Merriam-Webster:

hemi-

Origin: Middle English, from Latin, from Greek hēmi-

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/hemi-

American Heritage Dictionary:

hemi-

Origin: Greek hēmi-; see sēmi- in Indo-European roots.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/hemi-prefix

Oxford Dictionary:

hemi-

Origin: Greek hēmi-; related to Latin semi-

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/hemi--

Collins Dictionary:

Encarta Dictionary:

hemi-

Origin: Greek hēmi- from Indo-European

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861617388​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

the Free Dictionary:

hemi-

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "hemi-"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "hemi-"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/hemi-

Google Dictionary:

hemi-

Audio: English pronunciation of "hemi-"

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YourDictionary Audio:

hemi-

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "hemi-" by speech synthesizer

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