Definition - A word coined by combining words or roots from different languages.

1. As opposed to an amalgam, which is a word coined by combining roots from different languages.

Example -
The French word sociologie was coined by the philosopher Auguste Comte who combined the Latin socius, associate, with the Greek-derived suffix logie.

Etymology -
The word derives from the Latin hybrida, mongrel offspring of a tame sow and a wild boar.

Oxford English Dictionary -
Its first citation in its philological sense is from 1879:
"Sometimes we find English and Romance elements compounded. These are termed Hybrids."
(Morris Eng. Accid. 39)

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