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middle, in the middle
(Notable English members of this family are of course "mid" and its relatives and also "medio-".)
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Word Family

Root: *medhyo-

The core idea of this root was:

middle, in the middle

It might be a version of the root *me- which was about measuring but that’s not certain.

The original sense of middle has been preserved in the family and is still visible in many of the offspring.
Here’s an (incomplete) list:

  • mid, middle, amid
  • mezzo
  • median, medial
  • mediocre
  • intermediate
  • medieval
  • meso-
  • milieu
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