austro- Word Origin

  1. a combining form meaning “south,” used in the formation of compound words: Austronesia.

Also especially before a vowel, austr-. Origin of austro- Latin aust(e)r the south, the south wind + -o- Austro-

  1. a combining form of Austria: Austro-Hungarian. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 British Dictionary definitions for austro- Austro- 1 combining form

  1. southernAustro-Asiatic

Word Origin for Austro- from Latin auster the south wind Austro- 2 combining form

  1. AustrianAustro-Hungarian

Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Word Origin and History for austro- Austro-

comb. form meaning “Austrian;” see Austria.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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