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 History of this Word

"deka" (ten) spoken by people of Greece starting about 1000 B.C.

Notes

In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

More words with this prefix,
decahedrons
decathlon

Words related to this meaning

grammar is modifier

"deka-" is a type of prefix

Definition

A prefix added to the start of a word. Indicates that "ten (10)" modifies the word. Created to expand meanings. Can be used with many words to form new words.

Examples of how the word is used

deka- illustration In a large bowl put the 40 dekagrams of flour.
deka- illustration Decapod crabs can regrow their limbs if they are broken off.