Pedo

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Pedo- or Paedo-[1] is a prefix with these meanings:

  1. Primarily, "relating to children", from the Greek word pais (παῖς), meaning child or slave,[2] which derived from the Proto-Indo European base word *peu-, meaning "small," "young" or "few,".[1] It is spelled "pedo-" in USA spelling and "paedo-" in British spelling.
  2. Also, "relating to foot", in words (e.g. pedometer) derived from the Proto-Indo European word *ped-, meaning "foot,"[3] such as the Latin prefix ped-, also meaning foot,[4]
  3. Also, "relating to soil", from the Greek word for soil pedon (πέδον)[5][6]
  4. Also, "relating to flatulence", pēdō (infinitive pēdere) [Latin: to break wind], the root word for flatulation in several Indo-European languages;[7] see Fart

Relating to children

Research and teaching
Human sexuality

Relating to soil

Relating to feet

Persons

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Online Etymology Dictionary. (2010). Pedo- Accessed May 9, 2011, from http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=pedo-
  2. ^ Search God's Words. (2011). The New Testament's Greek Lexicon. Accessed May 9, 2011, from http://www.searchgodsword.org/lex/grk/view.cgi?number=3816
  3. ^ Nostratica. *ped-. Accessed May 9, 2011, from http://indoeuro.bizland.com/project/phonetics/word10.html
  4. ^ EnglishWordInformation. ped- pedi-, -pedal, -ped, -pede, -pedia. Accessed May 9, 2011, from http://wordinfo.info/unit/2801/ip:3/il:P
  5. ^ My Etymology.(2008). Etymology of the Greek word pedon (πηδόν, πέδον) Accessed May 9, 2011, from http://www.myetymology.com/greek/pedon.html
  6. ^ EnglishWordInformation. pedo-,ped-. Accessed May 9, 2011, from http://wordinfo.info/unit/1590
  7. ^ Adams, Douglas Q.(1997). Indo-European Culture. Taylor & Francis, ISBN 9781884964985