Demi meaning

demi, demə, demē
To some degree; part; partly.

Demigod.

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Half.

Demirelief.

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Half.

Demivolt.

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Less than usual in size, power, etc.

Demigod.

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Alternative spelling of demy.
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(slang) A fifty pence piece.
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A bottle of wine containing 0.375 liters of fluid, 1/2 the volume of a standard bottle; a split.
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Origin of demi

  • ME & OFr < demi, half < L dimidius, half, back-form. < dimidiatus, halved, ult. < dis-, apart + medius, middle

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

  • Middle English demi a half of a measure or unit from Old French from Medieval Latin dīmedius from Latin dīmidius divided in half dis- dis- medius half medium

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition