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sesqui-

combining form

Definition of sesqui-

  1. 1 :  one and a half times <sesquicentennial>

  2. 2 :  containing half again as many atoms <sesquiterpene>

  3. 3 :  intermediate :  combination <sesquicarbonate>



Origin and Etymology of sesqui-

Latin, one and a half, half again, literally, and a half, from semis half of an as, one half (probably from semi- + as as) + -que (enclitic) and; akin to Greek te and, Sanskrit ca, Gothic -h, -uh


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