Synonyms: mongrel, mixed breed

Hybrid Sentence: The centaur, which is a hybrid of a man and a horse, is a creature in Greek mythology.

Under The Lens: Hybrid word etymology

A hybrid word is etymologically derived from two different languages. Most hybrid words in English are derived from Latin and Greek roots. Here are a couple of examples of hybrid words.

Automobile from Greek autos(self) and Latin mobilis(moveable)

Hyperactive from Greek hyper(over) and Latin activus(active)

 

 

 

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