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)