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Mon-, Mono-  pref.  A prefix signifying one, single, alone; as, monocarp, monopoly; (Chem.) indicating that a compound contains one atom, one radical, or one group of that to the name of which it is united; as, monoxide, monosulphide, monatomic, etc.

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"Mon-" Quotes from Famous Books

... give some further information on this Spanish-Mexican importation. Suffice it to say for the present, that not a single one of the numerous chronicles and reports about New Mexico, up to the year 1680, mentions the Montezuma story! The word itself, Mon-te-zuma, is a corruption of the Mexican word "Mo-tecu-zoma,"—literally, "my wrathy chief,"—which corruption that eminently "reliable gentleman," Bernal Diez de Castillo, is to be thanked for. He wrote ...
— Historical Introduction to Studies Among the Sedentary Indians of New Mexico; Report on the Ruins of the Pueblo of Pecos • Adolphus Bandelier

... as the people and the chickens and donkeys and wasps and cows and all the others were seated, side by side, in two long rows, the magician gave out the first word. It was "Roe-dough-mon-taide"—at least that was the way he pronounced it. The king and the queen were at the heads of the two lines, and it was their duty to begin,—first the king, and then the ...
— St. Nicholas, Vol. 5, No. 2, December, 1877 • Various

... native term then current in Indo-China, and agrees very well with Khmer sban (or sbang): see AYMONIER et CABATON, Dict. cam-francais, 510, who give further Cam hapan, Batak sopan, Makassar sappan, and Malay sepan. The word belongs to those which the Mon-Khmer and Malayan languages have anciently in common." (Note ...
— The Travels of Marco Polo, Volume 2 • Marco Polo and Rustichello of Pisa

... swung to the south slope of the range, the track in the fresh snow cut by the lead vehicle turned dark gray and then almost black. When the present storm had ended and before new snow fell again, the south slopes would again be stained with clouds of black, mono-molecular film, gushing out in clouds behind spray jets of the survey planes. Each successive layer was treated, lessening the evaporative surface effects of the sun upon the south slopes and holding as much of the moisture-giving ...
— The Thirst Quenchers • Rick Raphael

... folklore interest of sitenames stems from the creativity and humor they often display. Interpreting a sitename is not unlike interpreting a vanity license plate; one has to mentally unpack it, allowing for mono-case and length restrictions and the lack of whitespace. Hacker tradition deprecates dull, institutional-sounding names in favor of punchy, humorous, and clever coinages (except that it is considered appropriate for the official public gateway machine ...
— The Jargon File, Version 4.0.0

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