An example of the multi- prefix is multicolored, something with many colors.
An example of the multi- prefix is multilingual, someone who speaks more than one language.
Origin of multi
- L < multus, much, many < IE base *mel-, strong, big > Gr mala, very
From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition
- Middle English from Old French from Latin from multus much, many mel-2 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Latin multi (multus)