amphi-


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amphi-

pref.
1. Both: amphibiotic.
2. On both sides: amphistylar.
3. Around: amphithecium.

[Latin, from Greek, from amphi, on both sides, around; see ambhi in Indo-European roots.]

amphi-

prefix
1. on both sides; at both ends; of both kinds: amphipod; amphitrichous; amphibious.
2. around: amphibole.
[from Greek]

amphi-

a prefix occurring originally in loanwords from Greek, meaning “two,” “both,” “on both sides”: amphibious; amphistylar.
[< Greek, comb. form of amphí on both sides, c. Latin ambi- ambi-]
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At the east bank, visitors can walk towards an amphi- gallery, facing toward the new bridge.
The presentation's odd title, "Phigor," might be an indirect allusion to this: It's not a word, but this sequence of letters does appear in the midst of the word amphigory, which means a piece of rigmarole or nonsense and Contains the prefix amphi-, to which Merriam-Wehster's Collegiate Dictionary gives the meanings "both, of both kinds, on both sides, about, around.
A few days later, the Hackensaw Boys will bring their rootsy Americana sound to a free show at the Erb Memorial Union amphi- theater.