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 for Semi-
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Semi- \Sem"i-\ [L. semi; akin to Gr. ???, Skr. s[=a]mi-, AS.
     s[=a]m-, and prob. to E. same, from the division into two
     parts of the same size. Cf. Hemi-, Sandelend.]
     A prefix signifying half, and sometimes partly or
     imperfectly; as, semiannual, half yearly; semitransparent,
     imperfectly transparent.
     [1913 Webster]
     Note: The prefix semi is joined to another word either with
           the hyphen or without it. In this book the hyphen is
           omitted except before a capital letter; as, semiacid,
           semiaquatic, semi-Arian, semiaxis, semicalcareous.
           [1913 Webster]

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