medhyo-

medhyo-
Middle.
Derivatives include middle, medieval, and meridian.
1.
a. mid1, midst; amid, from Old English midd(e), middle;
b. middle, from Old English middel, middle, from West Germanic diminutive form *middila-;
c. Midgard, from Old Norse Midhgardhr, Midgard, from Germanic compound *midja-gardaz, “middle zone,” name of the earth conceived as an intermediate zone lying between heaven and hell (*gardaz, enclosure, yard; see gher-1). a-c all from Germanic *midja-.
3. meso-, from Greek mesos, middle.
 
[Pokorny medhi- 706.] See also me-2.

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