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What is the derivation of auto?


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2010-09-24 03:46:56
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"Auto" is obviously short for "automobile". The term came from the Greek prefix "auto" meaning "self" and the Latin-derived "mobile" for movement. An "automobile" was therefore a "self-moving" device because it didn't need a horse or other external means of propulsion.


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