It's a simple question, really, but I have never known who to ask or what to Google.

  • Are these also used in your language? Many European languages use these prefixes to indicate numerals.
    – James K
    Feb 21, 2021 at 7:23

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Wikipedia calls these "numeral prefixes", You might want to indicate if you mean a Greek numeral prefix, or a Latin numeral prefix.

Thats not really a technical linguistic term, just a simple description. It is rare enough that you would probably have to say "numeral prefixes, like hexa- septa- or octa-, ...." to make it clear what you mean.


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