Skip to main content
Select Source:

dia-

dia- before a vowel di-3 repr. Gr. dia-, di-, the prep. diá (app. alt. of IE. *dis in two, apart; cf. DIS-) in comps. with the senses ‘through’, ‘thoroughly’, ‘apart’, occurring in a few words going back (sometimes through F. and L.) to Gr. originals, as DIALECT, DIATRIBE, and in many mod. scientific and techn. formations.

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"dia-." The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology. . Encyclopedia.com. 23 Oct. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"dia-." The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology. . Encyclopedia.com. (October 23, 2017). http://www.encyclopedia.com/humanities/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/dia-2

"dia-." The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology. . Retrieved October 23, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/humanities/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/dia-2

dia-

dia- (also di- before a vowel) • prefix 1. through; across: diameter diaphanous diuretic. 2. apart: diakinesis.

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"dia-." The Oxford Pocket Dictionary of Current English. . Encyclopedia.com. 23 Oct. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"dia-." The Oxford Pocket Dictionary of Current English. . Encyclopedia.com. (October 23, 2017). http://www.encyclopedia.com/humanities/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/dia-0

"dia-." The Oxford Pocket Dictionary of Current English. . Retrieved October 23, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/humanities/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/dia-0

dia-

dia- prefix denoting
1. through.

2. completely or throughout.

3. apart.

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"dia-." A Dictionary of Nursing. . Encyclopedia.com. 23 Oct. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"dia-." A Dictionary of Nursing. . Encyclopedia.com. (October 23, 2017). http://www.encyclopedia.com/caregiving/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/dia

"dia-." A Dictionary of Nursing. . Retrieved October 23, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/caregiving/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/dia