- much, many, more than one: polychromatic
- more than usual, excessive: polyphagia
- in or of many kinds or parts: polymorph
Origin of poly-Modern Latin from Classical Greek poly- from polys, much, many from Indo-European an unverified form pelu, large amount from base an unverified form pel-, to pour, fill from source full
- More than one; many; much: polyatomic.
- More than usual; excessive; abnormal: polydipsia.
- Polymer; polymeric: polyethylene.
Origin of poly-Greek polu- from polus much, many ; see pelə-1 in Indo-European roots.
- (chiefly informal) polyamorous
Shortening of various words.
- The name, with various prefixes, is sometimes given to other related species of the same genus.
Latin polium, the name of a plant, perhaps Teucrium polium.
From Ancient Greek Ï€Î¿Î»ÏÏ‚ (polus, “many, much")