In English there are three prefixes
that mean "below"; one of them is "sub"; what are the other two?
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infra and hypo
For example: (i) that which is below zero
is sub-zero, (ii) sound waves that have a frequency below the level of human
hearing are infrasonic, and (iii) that which grows below ground is hypogeal.
What about "under-" as in undervote, undersell,
underbid, undersupply, etc? English has plenty of prefixes of Anglo-Saxon
origin, besides the well-known Greek and Latin ones.
Charles H. Bennett
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