quilo-

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From French kilo-, from Ancient Greek χίλιοι (khílioi, thousand).

Alternative forms[edit]

Prefix[edit]

quilo-

  1. kilo- (SI prefix expressing 103 of the base unit)

Usage notes[edit]

The letter k is not normally used in Catalan. Instead, Catalan orthography calls for using the qu digraph to represent the /k/ sound before an e or an i. Therefor, when the metric system was introduced into Catalan, the prefix kilo- was originally spelled quilo-. With the advent of k as a standard international abbreviation, usage of kilo- has become not only acceptable, but also more common than the traditional spelling. However, traditionalists still insist upon the use of quilo-.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Ancient Greek χεῖλος (kheîlos, lip, edge).

Prefix[edit]

quilo- (before a vowel quil-)

  1. cheilo- combining form used in scientific neologisms to indicate the lips or an edge
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

From Ancient Greek χυλóς (khulós, secretion, bile).

Prefix[edit]

quilo- (before a vowel quil-)

  1. chole- combining form used in scientific neologisms to indicate bile
Derived terms[edit]
Related terms[edit]
  • col- (relating to bile)
  • quil (bile)

Portuguese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Prefix[edit]

quilo-

  1. kilo- (103)