Words nearby -pede
WORDS THAT USE -PEDE
What does -pede mean?
The form –pede comes from Latin -pēs, meaning “-footed.” The Greek cognate of –pēs is –pous, “-footed,” which is the source of numerous combining forms that relate to the lower extremities, including pod–, podo–, –pod, –poda, –pode, –podium, and –podous. Discover more at our Words That Use articles for each of these seven forms.
What are variants of –pede?
Examples of -pede
The centi– part of the word means “hundred,” from Latin centum, while the form –pede in this case means “-footed.” Centipede literally translates to “hundred-footed,” or having hundreds of feet.
What are some words that use the combining form –pede?
- millipede (using the equivalent form of -pede in Latin)
- multipede (using the equivalent form of -pede in Latin)
- velocipede (using the equivalent form of -pede in French)
What are some other forms that –pede may be commonly confused with?
Not every word that ends with the exact letters –pede, such as impede or stampede, is necessarily using the combining form –pede to denote “-footed.” Learn why stampede means “frenzied rush” at our entry for the word.
How to use -pede in a sentence
Raro antecedentem scelestum Deseruit pede Poena claudo.Horace.Eric, or Little by Little|Frederic W. Farrar
It grows on putrid animal bodies, as our fungus (ex pede equino) from the dead horses hoof.The Book of Curiosities|I. Platts
I never saw him look so savage at Guy as when the latter quoted, "Raro antecedentem scelestum Deseruit pede pœna claudo."Guy Livingstone;|George A. Lawrence
Several were much wounded, multos convulnerant, inter quos Gama in pede vulnus accepit, and Gama received a wound in the foot.The Lusiad|Lus de Cames
Pallida mors aequo pulsat pede pauperum tabernas Regumque turres.The Symbolism of Freemasonry|Albert G. Mackey