Talk:Numeral prefix

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Just thought I'd say that 11 is "undecim" (numeral) "undec", "unde" (prefix)

Where comes this "zopi" from?


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I would support merging the Greek and Latin prefix pages into this one. 66.171.157.133 18:05, 15 January 2007 (UTC)

Chemical nomenclature[edit]

Organic chemistry follows these prefixes pretty closely, except for the first four, which are:


1 meth- 2 eth- 3 prop- 4 but-

Does anyone know why they differ? See: Nomenclature

Maerk 01:42, 18 January 2007 (UTC)

OK, I found a few answers on the Online Etymology Dictionary:

Meth- comes from Greek methu, meaning wine; eth- is linked to ether; prop- comes from pro and pion, Greek words meaning "forward" and "fat", respectively (propane is related to fatty acids); and but- comes from Latin butyrum, meaning butter. So they don't have anything to do with numbers after all!

Should this be included in the article? I think it's anomalous enough to get a mention. Until now I thought that meth, eth, prop and but were Greek numbers, because I knew the others (i.e. pent, hex, hept, etc) to be derived from numbers. Perhaps others will have drawn the same (erroneous) conclusion.

Maerk 01:52, 18 January 2007 (UTC)

citing[edit]

The article currently sites some sources. If anyone feels more sources are needed, please list the remaining unsubstantiated claims here. Else, let's remove the tag. OK? — Xiutwel ♫☺♥♪ (talk) 21:00, 22 December 2007 (UTC)

Old English[edit]

If "Twi" is considered the Old English Prefix for 2, "Thri" sould be included for 3 (as in "Thrice" - it is a word you can check a dictionary) but I don't know how to add it. 217.33.134.118 (talk) 11:30, 7 January 2008 (UTC)

Prefixes from this column?[edit]

"The prefixes in this column are also unbound morphemes." Uh, what column is this referring to? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.240.25.63 (talk) 00:29, 20 July 2008 (UTC)

The "English" column. It's footnote number 2. 91.107.133.40 (talk) 13:39, 26 November 2008 (UTC)

Mega-[edit]

I nominated megagon for deletion and the result was to keep. Any discussion on the inclusion of mega- for a million in the table for the article even if not literal?? Georgia guy (talk) 14:42, 20 February 2012 (UTC)

I'd leave it out. It's part of a whole 'nother system. Maybe a link to metric prefixes?
And here I thought "megagone" meant "I'm so outa here!" — kwami (talk) 14:58, 20 February 2012 (UTC)

once, twice, thrice?[edit]

what comes after on- and twi- in the once, twice descriptions? anyone know? 173.180.202.22 (talk) 14:26, 19 April 2012 (UTC)

AFAIK it stops at thrice. — kwami (talk) 16:18, 19 April 2012 (UTC)
Before thrice or after? 173.180.202.22 (talk) 02:53, 20 April 2012 (UTC)

Something funny[edit]

If ten is "decem-" then why is December the 12th month? Why isn't it the 10th month? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.170.75.177 (talk) 01:49, 18 December 2014 (UTC)