psepho-, pseph- (Greek > Latin: pebble/pebbles, stone/stones; election; vote).
To cast one's vote with a pebble, to count, reckon; from small stone, pebble [used in counting or voting]. Pebbles were used in ancient Greece for casting votes, and so psephos came to metaphorically mean, "vote".
Of equal numerical value; said of words in which the numerical values of the letters (according to the ancient Greek notation) made up the same amount; from iso-, equal + psephos, pebble, counter.
A decree enacted by a vote of a public assembly, especially of the Athenians.
A conglomerate composed of pebbles or small rounded stones.
An elected ruler, or an adherent or supporter of government by election.
The form of government that results from an election by ballot; representative government.
A machine for the automatic recording of votes.
psephologist, psephological, psephologically:
A political scientist who specializes in the study of elections; an electoral analyst or commentator.
1. The study of voting patterns.
2. The study of public elections, and statistical analysis of trends in voting; loosely, the prediction of electoral results.
Divination by pebble-stones, distinguished by certain characters, and put as lots into a vessel; which, having made certain supplications to the gods to direct them, they drew out, and according to the characters, conjectured what should happen to them.
One who uses stones-pebbles to divine the future.