plusquam-

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Classical Latin plūs quam (more than); compare plusquamperfect and plusquamperfection.

Pronunciation[edit]

Prefix[edit]

plusquam-

  1. (chiefly forming nonce words) more than; beyond (in degree)
    plusquam-clerical, plusquam-Lovecraft, plusquam-plebeian, plusquam-thucydidëan

Usage notes[edit]

  • The hyphen is retained when this prefix is combined with other words.

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