2

Wikipedia states that the greek prefixes for zero are

  • meden-

  • ouden-

Any examples in a modern language? (preferably spanish)

  • 2
    There is a proposal to create a Greek Language stackexchange, you can support it by adding your question as an example and/or upvoting the other questions: area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/101509/greek-language – Nick Nicholas Mar 26 '18 at 4:46
3

There's not a lot. The obvious place to start is Modern Greek :-) , and even there, there's just words corresponding to Latin nihil- words:

  • μηδενιστής "nihilist" (obviously a recent calque)
  • μηδενίζω "to give a zero grade; to dismiss as worthless; to clock a counter" (also looks to be recent)
  • ουδενίζω, oυδενόω "to annihilate" (shows up in Patristic Greek)

Ancient Greek does have οὐδενία "worthlessness" (in Plato) and οὐδενόσωρος "nobody's concern = worthless" (in Homer).

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.