There’s a name that curmudgeonly grammarians give to words derived from more than one language—and for the life of me, I can’t think of it. Television is a famous example, a Greek prefix on a Latin stem. Uber-theocon is another, less-famous example, a epithet someone or other flung at me once, which combines German, Greek, and Latin.

I don’t object strongly to this kind of word, but I know, somewhere in a misspent life, I’ve read people who do. And they call it . . . um, what? A barbarism? A multiradicalism? A pluripotent stem cell?

Email me if you know the name—only you can help end this terrible word deprivation.