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Just thought I'd say that 11 is "undecim" (numeral) "undec", "unde" (prefix)
Where comes this "zopi" from?
08 Dec. 2006: The link to phrontistery.info seems to be bogus as the site appears to be one of those parked advertising sites. Anyone now what a real link would be?
I would support merging the Greek and Latin prefix pages into this one. 18.104.22.168 18:05, 15 January 2007 (UTC)
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)
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)
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. 22.214.171.124 (talk) 11:30, 7 January 2008 (UTC)
Prefixes from this column?
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)