poly-

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See also: poly, pöly, póly, poly., and -poly

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From Ancient Greek πολύς (polús, many, much), from Proto-Indo-European *polh₁ús (much, many).

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poly-

  1. many
    Synonyms: (from English) mani-, (from Latin) multi-
    Antonyms: (from Ancient Greek) mono-, (from Ancient Greek) oligo-, (from Latin, rare) pauci-, (from Latin) uni-
  2. polymer

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek πολύς (polús, many, much), from Proto-Indo-European *polh₁ús (much, many).

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  • (file)

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poly-

  1. poly-

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek πολύς (polús).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpoly/, [ˈpo̞ly]
  • IPA(key): /ˈpolu/, [ˈpo̞lu]

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poly-

  1. poly-

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Terms that violate Finnish vowel harmony are occasionally adapted to fit it, particularly in colloquial speech. As such, poly- may be pronounced polu-.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek πολύς (polús, many, much), from Proto-Indo-European *polh₁ús (much, many).

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poly-

  1. poly- (many)
    Synonyms: multi-, pluri-
    Antonyms: mono-, uni-

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Ancient Greek πολύς (polús, many, much).

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poly-

  1. poly-

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek πολύς (polús, many, much), from Proto-Indo-European *polh₁ús (much, many). Related to full and fleire.

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poly-

  1. poly-
    Synonyms: fleir-, mange-
    Antonym: (often) mono-

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