anthropo-

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Etymology[edit]

Combining form of Ancient Greek ἄνθρωπος ‎(ánthrōpos, man, human).

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anthropo-

  1. Forming words related to men or people.

Usage notes[edit]

In English found primarily in complete loanwords from Greek, Latin, since the second half of the 16th century (anthropography, anthropophagi).

Not generally productive in English, but some words are based on medieval or early modern Latin coinages, e.g. anthroposophy, from Renaissance-era Latin anthroposophia, and some more recent coinages, such as anthropometry (1839, from French).

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