pedo-

pedo-

1
a combining form meaning “child,” used in the formation of compound words: pedophilia.
Also, especially before a vowel, ped-; especially British, paedo-.


Origin:
variant spelling of paedo- < Greek paido-, combining form of paid- (stem of paîs) child

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pedo-

2
a combining form meaning “soil,” used in the formation of compound words: pedocal.
Also, especially before a vowel, ped-.


Origin:
< Greek, combining form of pédon

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paedo-, esp (US) paed-, esp (US) pedo- or esp (US) ped-
 
combining form
indicating a child or children: paedology
 
[from Greek pais, paid- child]
 
paed-, esp (US) paed-, esp (US) pedo- or esp (US) ped-
 
combining form
 
[from Greek pais, paid- child]
 
pedo-, esp (US) paed-, esp (US) pedo- or esp (US) ped-
 
combining form
 
[from Greek pais, paid- child]
 
ped-, esp (US) paed-, esp (US) pedo- or esp (US) ped-
 
combining form
 
[from Greek pais, paid- child]

pedo- or (before a vowel) ped-1
 
combining form
variants (esp US) of paedo-
 
ped- or (before a vowel) ped-1
 
combining form

pedo-2
 
combining form
indicating soil: pedocal
 
[from Greek pedon]

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pedo-
from Gk. pedo-, comb. form of pais "boy, child," from PIE base *peu- "small, little, few, young" (see few (adj.)). The British form paed- is better because it avoids confusion with ped-.
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pedo- 2 or ped- or paed- or paedo-
pref.
Child; children: pedodontics.

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