auto-

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • aut- (used before a vowel)

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Learned borrowing from Ancient Greek αὐτο- (auto-, self-).

Prefix[edit]

auto-

  1. Reflexive, regarding or to oneself
    auto- + ‎biography → ‎autobiography
    auto- + ‎erotic → ‎autoerotic
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Etymology 2[edit]

Clipping of automatic

Prefix[edit]

auto-

  1. automatic
    auto- + ‎focus → ‎autofocus
    auto- + ‎loader → ‎autoloader
    auto- + ‎walk → ‎autowalk
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Etymology 3[edit]

Clipping of automobile, from auto- + mobile

Prefix[edit]

auto-

  1. relating to cars or the driving of cars
    auto- + ‎cross → ‎autocross
    auto- + ‎-phile → ‎autophile
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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek αὐτο- (auto-).

Prefix[edit]

auto-

  1. auto- (regarding oneself)
  2. auto- (relating to cars)

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Czech[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Prefix[edit]

auto-

  1. auto- (regarding oneself)
    auto- + ‎cenzura → ‎autocenzura
    Synonym: sebe-

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • auto- in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989
  • auto- I in Slovník afixů užívaných v češtině, 2017
  • auto- II in Slovník afixů užívaných v češtině, 2017

Danish[edit]

Prefix[edit]

auto-

  1. self
    autobiografi, autofiktion
  2. automatic
    autozoom, autopilot
  3. cars
    autoskade, autoværksted

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Finnish[edit]

Prefix[edit]

auto-

  1. auto-, self- (regarding oneself)
    autobiografiaautobiography
    autonomiaautonomy
    Synonyms: oma-, itse-
    omaelämäkertaautobiography
    itsehallintoself-governance, autonomy
  2. auto- (automatic)
    autopilottiautopilot
    Synonyms: automaatti-, automaattinen
    automaattiohjausautopilot

Usage notes[edit]

  • In Finnish the prefix auto- is chiefly used with loanwords, see usage examples above.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek αὐτο- (auto-), from αὐτός (autós, self).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /o.tɔ/, /ɔ.tɔ/
  • (file)

Prefix[edit]

auto-

  1. auto- (regarding oneself)
  2. auto- (automatic)
  3. auto- (relating to cars)

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek αὐτο- (auto-).

Prefix[edit]

auto-

  1. auto-, self-

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German[edit]

Prefix[edit]

auto-

  1. auto-

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Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek αὐτός (autós, self).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Prefix[edit]

auto-

  1. auto- (regarding oneself)
  2. auto- (automatic)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Tótfalusi, István. Idegenszó-tár: Idegen szavak értelmező és etimológiai szótára (’A Storehouse of Foreign Words: an explanatory and etymological dictionary of foreign words’). Budapest: Tinta Könyvkiadó, 2005. →ISBN
  2. ^ Siptár, Péter and Miklós Törkenczy. The Phonology of Hungarian. The Phonology of the World’s Languages. Oxford University Press, 2007. →ISBN, p. 17

Indonesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch auto-, from Ancient Greek αὐτός (autós, self).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [au̯to]
  • Hyphenation: auto

Prefix[edit]

auto-

  1. auto-: regarding oneself.

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Italian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Ancient Greek αὐτός (autós, self).

Prefix[edit]

auto-

  1. (highly productive) auto-, self- (regarding oneself; by oneself)
  2. (highly productive) auto-, self- (automatic)
  3. (mathematics) eigen-
  4. (rare) homo- (same)
Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • auto-1 in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

Etymology 2[edit]

Derived from auto, automobile.

Prefix[edit]

auto-

  1. auto- (relating to cars)
Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • auto-2 in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek αὐτός (autós, self).

Prefix[edit]

auto-

  1. auto-

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek αὐτός (autós, self).

Prefix[edit]

auto-

  1. auto-

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Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek αὐτο- (auto-).

Pronunciation[edit]

Prefix[edit]

auto-

  1. auto-, as relating to oneself
    auto- + ‎biografia → ‎autobiografia
    Synonym: samo-
  2. auto-, automatic
    auto- + ‎pilot → ‎autopilot
    Synonym: samo-
  3. auto-, as relating to cars
    auto- + ‎alarm → ‎autoalarm
    Synonym: samo-

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • auto- in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • auto- in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek αὐτός (autós, self).

Pronunciation[edit]

Prefix[edit]

auto-

  1. self-; auto- (done by or directed at oneself)
    auto- + ‎ódio (hatred) → ‎auto-ódio (self-hatred)
  2. auto- (automatic)
    auto- + ‎foco (foco) → ‎autofoco (autofocus)
  3. auto- (relating to automobiles)
    auto- + ‎carro (car) → ‎autocarro (bus)
  4. (Brazil, linear algebra) eigen- (relating to eigenvectors and eigenvalues)

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek αὐτο- (auto-).

Prefix[edit]

auto-

  1. auto-
  2. drive-in

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