pseph-

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Etymology[edit]

From the Ancient Greek ψῆφος (psêphos, pebble); the later, electoral sense stems from the ancient Athenian method of voting by putting a pebble in a ballot box (for which sense see psephisma and psephophoria).

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pseph-

  1. pebble, small stone
  2. voting, election; ballot box

Usage notes[edit]

  • When combined with a word or another affix which begins with a consonant, this prefix concatenates with the interfix -o- (as psepho-).
  • Of the pronunciations in use, psēf— is the most etymologically consistent.

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