hecto- etymology

English word hecto- comes from Proto-Indo-European *déḱm̥ (Ten.), Ancient Greek ἕν

Detailed word origin of hecto-

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*déḱm̥ Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Ten.
ἕν Ancient Greek (grc)
*ḱm̥tóm Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Hundred.
*hekətón Proto-Hellenic (grk-pro) Hundred.
ἑκατόν Ancient Greek (grc)
hecto- English (eng) In the International System of Units and other metric systems of units, multiplying the unit to which it is attached by 100. Symbol: h.

Words with the same origin as hecto-

Descendants of *déḱm̥
cent century dean den dime dozen hundred percentage