meaning of apo-

apo- meaning in Etymology Dictionary

before vowels ap-, word-forming factor definition "from, from, separate, free of," from Greek apo "from, away from; after; in lineage from," in compounds, "from, asunder, away, down; finishing, finishing; ceasing from; back again," from PIE root *apo- "off, away" (cognates: Sanskrit apa "away from," Avestan apa "away from," Latin ab "away from, from," Gothic af, Old English of "away from").