Definitions for epi-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a prefix occurring orig. in loanwords from Greek, with the following meanings: “on, upon, at” (epicenter; epitaph); “outer, exterior, or covering” (epidermis; epithelium); “extending generally” (epicene; epidemic); “accompanying, additional” (epiphemonenon; episode); “to, towards” (epistle); “following, succeeding” (epigone); “suddenness or forcefulness (of the action of the verb)” (epilepsy; epiphany). Also, {{i}}befor

    Category: Affix

Origin of epi-:

< Gk, prefixal use of epí, prep. and adv.


  1. epi-(Prefix)

    above, over, on, in addition to.

  2. Origin: From ἐπί.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Epi-

    a prefix, meaning upon, beside, among, on the outside, above, over. It becomes ep-before a vowel, as in epoch, and eph-before a Greek aspirate, as in ephemeral


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