pedo


pedo

  1. a combining form meaning “child,” used in the formation of compound words: pedophilia.

  1. a combining form meaning “soil,” used in the formation of compound words: pedocal.

combining form

  1. variants (esp US) of paedo-

combining form

  1. indicating soilpedocal

before vowels ped-, word-forming element meaning “boy, child,” from Greek pedo-, comb. form of pais “boy, child,” especially a son, from PIE root *peu- “small, little, few, young” (see few (adj.)). The British form paed- is better because it avoids confusion with ped-. pref.

  1. Child; children:pedodontics.

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