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prefix for "20 sides"

Spanish translation: icosa

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English term or phrase:prefix for "20 sides"
Spanish translation:icosa
Entered by: Terry Burgess
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09:10 Jul 26, 2001
English to Spanish translations [PRO]
English term or phrase: prefix for "20 sides"
Does anybody know how to indicate in 1 word that something has 20 sides?
(i.e. penta= 5 sides; hexa= 6 sides; --- = 20 sides)
Thanks,
Elena
xxxElena Sgarbo
icosa
Explanation:
Hola Elena
No hay un prefijo para 20 lados, sino un prefijo para 20 (icosa) y un sufijo para lado (gono)
Viene del griego "eikosi", veinte.
De ahí icoságono (20 lados), icosaedro (20 caras)

Saludos,

Patricia
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Patricia Lutteral
Argentina
Local time: 07:41
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Muchas gracias, Patricia, y también a Hanrath en España.
El texto original que tengo en inglés usa "duodeca" para describir un catéter con 20 lados, y me parecía que no podía ser, pero no me acordaba el prefijo para 20. Gracias nuevamente :-)
Elena
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Summary of answers provided
naisodeca
Mauricio López Langenbach
naicosa
Patricia Lutteral
na"ico"
HANRATH


  

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19 mins
"ico"


Explanation:
for example:
icosaedro

Good luck!

HANRATH
Spain
Local time: 11:41
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish, Native in CatalanCatalan
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30 mins
icosa


Explanation:
Hola Elena
No hay un prefijo para 20 lados, sino un prefijo para 20 (icosa) y un sufijo para lado (gono)
Viene del griego "eikosi", veinte.
De ahí icoságono (20 lados), icosaedro (20 caras)

Saludos,

Patricia

Patricia Lutteral
Argentina
Local time: 07:41
Native speaker of: Spanish
PRO pts in pair: 1564
Grading comment
Muchas gracias, Patricia, y también a Hanrath en España.
El texto original que tengo en inglés usa "duodeca" para describir un catéter con 20 lados, y me parecía que no podía ser, pero no me acordaba el prefijo para 20. Gracias nuevamente :-)
Elena
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1 hr
isodeca


Explanation:
El prefijo es "isodeca".


    Reference: http://icarito.tercera.cl/enc_virtual/matemat/poligonos/poli...
Mauricio López Langenbach
New Zealand
Local time: 23:41
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish, Native in EnglishEnglish
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