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Re: Why, eu...



In a message dated 96-06-28 12:55:15 EDT, muriel29@ally.ios.com (MC2)
writes:

>I learned way back in General Biology that the prefix _eu_ meant
>"true" or "new."  But my trusty Webster's does indeed define _eu_ as
>"well" or "good."  What's going on here?  Does the same prefix have
>different meanings in, say, Greek or Latin?

Here is a rack of synonyms for the definition of the prefix eu-,
courtesy of Roland Wilbur Brown, _Compositionof Scientific Words_
(Smithsonian Institution Press):

"good, well, agreeable, easy, very, true, original, primitive"

It's all that, and maybe more.