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 History of this Word

"sesqui" is from "semis" (half) + "que" (and) spoken by ancient people in central Italy around 700 B.C.

Notes

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

More words with this prefix,
sesquioxide
sesquiplicate

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grammar is modifier

"sesqui-" is a type of prefix

Definition

A prefix added to the start of a word. Indicates that "one and a half" modifies the word. Created to expand meanings. Can be used with many words to form new words.

Examples of how the word is used

sesqui- illustration Join us as our Sesquicentennial Celebration continues with the dedication of the Memorial.
sesqui- illustration This is a form of the "Red Herring" fallacy which I call "Sesquipedalianism" or babbling on and on about nothing.