Talk:demi-

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synonyms[edit]

We should include any available references to the general terminology for division, portions, or fraction. i.e.:
many == multi-/poli/poly/olig
, two == bi(s)/duo/di(a)
, one == mon(o)/uni/holo
, half == semi/demi/hemi
, third == ?
, quarter == ?
, fifth == ?
, tenth == tithe
, ...
with disambiguation for implications of inclusion (holo) vs exclusion (mono).
Wikidity 17:23, 8 December 2009 (UTC)

olig(o) is few, not many. pluri is another prefix meaning many, as in the botanical term pluriovulate, meaning having many ovules (in a locule). [I was looking for the equivalent of demin/hemi/semi for thirds, quarters, sixths and eights (and possibly twelths as well).] 80.176.90.190 23:28, 30 March 2013 (UTC)