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Why is “dyadic” the only word with the prefix “dy-” for “two”?

I learned that the word "dyadic", a word opposed to monadic, is written with a y. My etymology sources indicates it comes from "Dyad", which means "pair", "couple", "double". However, every other ...
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Pattern to Prefixes and Suffixes in English

I've come across a list of English prefixes and remember learning in school about Latin and Greek being helpful for learning words in English based on prefixes/suffixes. I'm wondering though if there ...
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Greek prefix for zero - any examples?

Wikipedia states that the greek prefixes for zero are meden- ouden- Any examples in a modern language? (preferably spanish)
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Need more examples/ sources, for Ceq Wong language animal prefixes

This is just one, I Googled but couldn't find much, any, in fact not even something else than this.
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How does the prefix 'entre' in French's 'entreprendre' compare with the prefix 'under-' in English's 'undertake'?

enterprise (n.) early 15c., "an undertaking," formerly also enterprize, from Old French enterprise "an undertaking," noun use of fem. past participle of entreprendre "UNDERtake, take in hand" (...