1
: deep : depth
bathyal
2
: deep-sea
bathysphere

Word History

Etymology

combining form from Greek bathýs "deep," of uncertain origin

Note: The prehistoric base can be reconstructed as *bn̥th-, given the correspondence with bénthos "depth," but attempts to carry the reconstruction into Indo-European have been highly speculative.

Dictionary Entries Near bathy-

Cite this Entry

“Bathy-.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bathy-. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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