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Etymology 1

From Latin per-

Prefix

per-

  1. In verbs: denoting the sense "through", as in perforate.
  2. In verbs: denoting the sense "thoroughly", as in perfect.
  3. In verbs: denoting the sense "to destruction", as in pervert.
  4. In adjectives and adverbs: denoting the sense "extremely", as in perfervid.
  5. (chemistry) Forming nouns and adjectives denoting the maximum proportion of one element in a compound, as in peroxide.Or A prefix added to the name of an element in a polyatomic ion denote the number of that element(usually four).

Etymology 2

From Old French per (modern French par)

Prefix

per-

  1. Denoting the sense "by" or "per", as in perchance or perhaps.

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