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From πνεῠμᾰτ- (pneumat-), the stem of the Ancient Greek πνεῦμᾰ (pneûma, “air”, “wind”, “breath”, “spirit”); compare the English pneuma and pne-, as well as the French, German, and post-Classical Latin pneumato- .
- When combined with a word or another affix which begins with a consonant, this prefix concatenates with -o- (as pneumato-).
- This prefix is sometimes synonymous with pneum- and pneumo-.
- “Pneumato-” listed A New English Dictionary on Historical Principles [1ˢᵗ Ed.; 1909]
Pneumato- (pniūmăto, niū·-), before a vowel pneumat-, a. Gr. πνευματο-, combining form of πνεῦμα air, breath, spirit: see Pneuma. Used, with various senses, chiefly in scientific and other technical words; for the more important of these, see their alphabetical places. (Also contracted to pneumo-: see Pneumo-, and cf. hæmo-, etc.)
” listed in the Oxford English Dictionary [2ⁿᵈ Ed.; 1989]
- “draft revision; Sept. 2009] ” listed in the Oxford English Dictionary [