Demi- Definition

demi, demə, demē
prefix
Half.
Demirelief.
American Heritage
To some degree; part; partly.
Demigod.
American Heritage
affix
Half.
Demivolt.
Webster's New World
Less than usual in size, power, etc.
Demigod.
Webster's New World
noun

Alternative spelling of demy.

Wiktionary
(slang) A fifty pence piece.
Wiktionary

A bottle of wine containing 0.375 liters of fluid, 1/2 the volume of a standard bottle; a split.

Wiktionary
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Other Word Forms of Demi-

Noun

Singular:
demi-
Plural:
demis

Origin of Demi-

  • 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

  • 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

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