- the Old World: Paleotropical
- ancient, early, prehistoric, primitive: Paleozoic, Paleolithic
- involving or dealing with (specified) forms, conditions, phenomena, fossils, etc. of remote, esp. geologic, eras: the following words are examples of this use in compounds:
Origin of paleo-; from Classical Greek palaios, ancient ; from Indo-European base an unverified form kwel-, remote from source Sanskrit an unverified form caramá-, the last, Classical Greek t?le, far, Welsh pell, far
or pale– or palaeo– or palae–
- Ancient; prehistoric; old: paleobotany.
- Early; primitive: Paleozoic.
Origin of paleo-Greek palaio-, from palaios, ancient, from palai, long ago; see kwel-2 in Indo-European roots.
- (informal) paleodiet
From Ancient Greek Ï€Î±Î»Î±Î¹ÏŒÏ‚ (palaios, “old").