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aristo-

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a learned borrowing from Greek meaning “best,” occurring either in direct loans (aristocratic), or in the formation of compound words:
aristotype.
Origin
< Greek, combining form of áristos best, superlative of ari- probably a term specifying at first the upper class of society, the warrior caste; cf. Ares, perhaps Aryan
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