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a combining form meaning “short,” used in the formation of compound words:
Historical Examples

Ulysses James Joyce
Rough Stone Monuments and Their Builders T. Eric Peet
Essay on the Life and Institutions of Offa, King of Mercia, A.D. 755-794 Henry Mackenzie


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