variants: or adelo-

Definition of adel-

: concealed : not apparent Adelaster adelopod

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History and Etymology for adel-

New Latin, from Greek adēl, adēlo- unseen, from adēlos, from a- a- entry 2 + dēlos visible, evident; akin to Old English tǣtan to gladden, Old High German zeiz dear, Old Norse teitr glad, Sanskrit dīdeti he shines, Latin dies day

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“Adel-.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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