quadri-


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quadri-

or quadr- or quadra- or quadru-
pref.
1. Four: quadrilateral.
2. Square: quadrate.

[Middle English, from Latin; see kwetwer- in Indo-European roots.]

quadri-

or before a vowel

quadr-

combining form
four: quadrilateral; quadrilingual; quadrisyllabic.
[from Latin; compare quattuor four]

quadri-

a combining form meaning “four”: quadrilateral.
Also, quadru- ;esp. before a vowel, quadr-.
[< Latin; akin to quattuor four]
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The word quadrus in Latin meant "hewn stone" and is related to Latin quadrum, "square," and quadri-, "four" (as in English quadrilateral ).