Where Can I Find More Words With "Demi" Prefix?


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The word "demi" is a prefix and refers to something as being half or part of or some degree of something else. The word comes from the Middle English word "demi" and is taken from the Old French taken from the Medieval Latin "dimedius" derived from the Latin "dimidius" meaning "divided in half". The word "demi-" is found used in words like demigod, demigoddess, demirep, demiurge, demiworld, demirelief, demitasse, demisemiquaver, demimondaine etc. the word demigod for instance is used to refer to a lower deity found in polytheist faiths where a particular God may be for instance immortal but may lack some of the other characteristics of a complete God as believed elsewhere.

Most dictionaries mention different words along with their applications. Dictionaries where uses of "demi-" may be found are the Oxford English Dictionary, the Merriam Webster Dictionary", "Cambridge Dictionary" etc.

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