combining form

: number

Word History


borrowed from Greek, combining form from arithmós "number, amount," from ari-, verbal base meaning "to count" (whence also nḗritos "countless," from n(e)-, negative prefix + ari-, going back to Indo-European *h2rei-) + -thmo-, deverbal noun suffix

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“Arithmo-.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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