Definitions for epi-

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word epi-

Random House Webster's College Dictionary

epi-

  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.

Wiktionary

  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

Translation

Find a translation for the epi- definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these epi- definitions with the community:


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"epi-." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 16 Sep. 2014. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/epi->.

Are we missing a good definition for epi-?


The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations


A Member Of The STANDS4 Network


Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for epi-: