Dys definition

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Abnormal.

Dysplasia.

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Bad, ill, abnormal, impaired, difficult, etc.

Dysfunction.

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Bad.

Dyslogistic.

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Impaired.

Dysgraphia.

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Difficult.

Dysphonia.

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Origin of dys

  • Gr, bad, hard, unlucky < IE base *dus-, bad, ill > Goth tuz-, OHG zur- (Ger zer-), Sans duṣ-

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

  • Latin dys- bad from Greek dus- dus- in Indo-European roots

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

  • From New Latin, from Ancient Greek δυσ- (dus-, “hard, difficult, bad”).

    From Wiktionary