necro-

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From combining form of Ancient Greek νεκρός (nekrós, dead body),from Proto-Indo-European suffixed full-grade *nekro- of *neḱ- (perish, disappear); see also Middle Welsh angheu (death), Breton ankou, Old Irish éc, Latin noxius (harmful), Latin nocēre (to hurt, harm), Latin nex (murder, violent death) (as opposed to mors), Old Persian 𐎻𐎴𐎰𐎹𐎫𐎹 (vi-nathayatiy, he injures), Avestan 𐬥𐬀𐬯𐬌𐬌𐬈𐬌𐬙𐬌 (nasyeiti, disappears), 𐬥𐬀𐬯𐬎 (nasu-, corpse), Sanskrit नश्यति (naśyati, disappear, perish).

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necro-

  1. Forming compound words related to death or dead tissue.

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Italian[edit]

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necro-

  1. necro-

Portuguese[edit]

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necro-

  1. necro- (relating to death)

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek νεκρο- (nekro-), combining form of νεκρός (nekrós) "dead".

Prefix[edit]

necro-

  1. necro-

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