ped-, pedi-, -pedal, -ped, -pede, -pedia

(Latin: foot, feet; people often see this ped element in other words. When people refer to "pedal extremities", they mean "feet". When anyone pushes the pedals of a bicycle, it is done with the feet. A pedestrian must use the feet for walking. A quadruped has four feet while a centipede has "100 feet"; or a large number of them because it may be impossible to count all of them.)

Three feet; a three-legged animal.
tripedal (adjective) (not comparative)
A reference to having three feet: One example of a tripedal existence is a three-footed, small wooden table.
A three-footed stand or tripod; especially such a device, made of iron, for resting a hot cooking vessel to avoid marring a surface.
1. Impossible to discredit or to challenge.
2. So good as to be beyond reproach.
3. Completely acceptable; not open to exception or to reproach.
4. Free of guilt; not subject to blame.
1. Not impeachable; not to be called in question; exempt from liability to accusation.
2. Free from stain, guilt, or fault.
3. Irreproachable; blameless.
1. Difficult or impossible to impeach: "The witness testified unimpeachably during the trial."
2. Beyond reproach; blameless: "They behaved unimpeachably during the trip."
3. Beyond doubt; unquestionable: "She produced unimpeachably many works of greatness."
Without hindrance or obstruction.
The man who was impeded is now unimpeded.
The man who was once impeded is now unimpeded and is using his bipedal skills to escape from the woman's control.

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A person having only one foot (or leg); a one-footed creature.
1. Any of various early forms of bicycle or tricycle, including some that had pedals attached to the front wheel or were propelled by pushing the feet along the ground; later it applied to a form of railroad vehicle propelled by pedals and even to a railroad handcar.
2. Etymology: from Latin veloc-, "swift" + ped-, "foot".
Someone who rides a three- or four-wheeled machine driven by the feet and hand levers at the rear or front axle.

Keep in mind that all of the ped words which you see in English are not always from the Latin "foot" or "feet". There are also some Greek ped words in English which do not mean "foot"! So, don't confuse this Latin element with a Greek pedo- that means "child" or the Greek pedo- which means "ground, soil".

If you want to leave footprints in the sands of time, don’t drag your feet.


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Related "foot, feet" units: melo-; planta-; podo-; -pus.