variants or dictyo-
: net

Word History


combining form from Greek díktyon "net, netting," perhaps of pre-Greek origin

Note: The noun díktyon is conventionally taken as a derivative of dikéō, dikeîn "to throw, cast" from an action noun *diktūs; however, the Mycenaean word dekutuwoko, if correctly glossed as "net-maker," with -e- in the initial syllable, has been taken to imply pre-Greek origin (see R. Beekes, Etymological Dictionary of Greek, Brill, 2010, with references).

Dictionary Entries Near dicty-

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“Dicty-.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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