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Appendix I

Indo-European Roots
 
ENTRY:epi
DEFINITION:Also opi. Near, at, against. 1. ob-, from Latin ob, ob-, before, to, against. 2. epi-, from Greek epi, on, over, at. 3. opisthobranch, opisthognathous, from Greek opisthen, behind, at the back. 4. Zero-grade form *pi, on, in Greek piezein (see sed-). 5. oblast, from Russian oblast', oblast, from Old Church Slavonic ob, on. 6. Reduced prefixal form *op- in *op-wer-yo- (see wer-4). 7. duopsony, opsonin, from Greek *ops, extra on the side, with, in noun opson, condiment, cooked food. (Pokorny epi 323.)
 
 
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