Etymology
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idio- 

word-forming element meaning "one's own, personal, distinct," from Greek idios "own, personal, private, one's own" (see idiom).

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idiolatry (n.)

"self-worship," 1620s, from idio- "self" + -latry "worship of." Related: Idiolater; idiolatrous.

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idiotype (n.)

"object typical of a class," 1865; see idio- "distinct" + type (n.). Related: Idiotypic.

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idiolect (n.)

one's personal way of using a language, 1948, from idio- "one's own, personal" + second element abstracted from dialect. Idioglottic (1888) has a sense "using words invented in one's mind" (from Greek glotta/glossa "tongue").

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idiocrasy (n.)

"peculiarity" (physical or mental), 1680s, from Latinized form of Greek idiokrasia, from idios "one's own, personal" (see idio-) + krasis "mixing, tempering," from PIE root *kere- "to mix, confuse; cook" (see rare (adj.2)). Related: Idiocratic.

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