chrys-


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chrys-

pref.
Variant of chryso-.
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chryso-

a combining form meaning “gold”: chrysolite.
Also, esp. before a vowel, chrys-.
[comb. form of Greek chrȳsós < Semitic; compare Hebrew ḥāruṣ, Akkadian hurāšu gold]
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