prefix (or before a vowel tetr-)
- Forming compound words having the sense of "four".
Etymology: From Ancient Greek (polytonic, -) (tetra-), combining form of (polytonic, ) (tettares) "four".
- 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, p. 665: cf. -latry
- :Which is how Kit first heard about the T.W.I.T. back in London, and of the ghostly neo-Pythagorean cult of tetralatry or worship of the number four, currently the rage in certain European circles
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