from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • One's own; private; personal: idiolect.
  • Distinct; separate: idioblast.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • Forming compound words having the sense of individuality, peculiarity, separateness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A combining form from the Greek 'i`dios, meaning private, personal, peculiar, distinct.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An element in compound words of Greek origin, meaning ‘one's own,’ ‘private,’ ‘peculiar.’


Greek, from idios, personal, private; see s(w)e- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Representing a combining form of Ancient Greek ἴδιος ("own, personal, distinct"). (Wiktionary)


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