paedo-


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Related to paedo-: Peado

paed-

or paedo-
pref.
Variants of pedo-2.

pedo- 1

or ped-
pref.
Soil: pedocal.

[From Greek pedon, soil, earth; see ped- in Indo-European roots.]

pedo- 2

or ped- or paed- or paedo-
pref.
Child; children: pedodontics.

[Greek paido-, from pais, paid-, child; see pau- in Indo-European roots.]

paedo-

or before a vowel

paed-

;

pedo-

or

ped-

combining form
indicating a child or children: paedology.
[from Greek pais, paid- child]

pedo-

,
a combining form meaning “child,” “boy”: pedophilia.
Also, paedo-; esp. before a vowel, ped-.
[variant sp. of paedo- < Greek paido-, comb. form of paid- (s. of paîs) child]
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He still addressed the congregation at St Peter's Basilica and made what appeared to be an indirect reference to recent church paedo- philia and sex scandals.