Latin and Greek Root Words

Latin and Greek Root Words

Latin and Greek Root Words Breaking down words into its parts baseword a real word that when prefixes and suffixes are added to it, it becomes a new word. Ex. reflect (reflection, reflected)

affixes word part that is attached to a base word in order to change the meaning of the base word. Ex. (un) comfort (able) affix

baseword affix suffixes word part that is attached after the base word Ex.

uncomfort(able) suffix prefixes word part that is attached before the base word Ex.

(un)comfortable prefix Root words the core of a word. Usually an old word that has come into the English language from ancient lang. such as Latin or Greek.

cri - means bitter. carn - means flesh. corp - means body. deca - means ten. erg - means work. gen - means birth. lum - means light. sen - means old.

tele - means far. Acrimony Carnivorous Corporal punishment Decade Energy Genesis

Luminary Senior Telephone Roots are word parts. 1. ped, pod 2. man, manu

3. spec Build more words with root words. Reading ped Name (first and last)

Date/Period Greek and Latin Roots ped ped Definition: foot Examples: biped, centipede, pedal

Reading ped Name (first and last) Date/Period Greek and Latin Roots foot

man, manu man, manu Definition: hand Examples: manicure, manipulate Date/Period

Greek and Latin Roots ped foot, feet man, manu

hand spec spec Definition: see, look Examples: spectacles, inspect

Name (first and last) Date/Period Reading Greek and Latin Roots ped

foot, feet man, manu hand

spec see, look dict Hello! dict

Definition: speak Examples: dictation, prediction, contradict Name (first and last) Reading

Block Date Greek and Latin Roots 4. dict speak

dictation ject ject Definition: throw, follow a path Examples: projectile,eject

Name (first and last) Reading Block Date Greek and Latin Roots

4. dict speak dictation 5. ject

throw eject sect sect Definition: cut, separate

Examples: transect, section, dissect Name Reading Period Date

Greek and Latin Roots 4. dict speak dictation

5. ject throw eject 6. sect

cut separate intra intra

Definition: within Examples: intramurals, intravenous Name (first and last) Reading Block

Date Greek and Latin Roots 7. intra within

intramurals inter inter Definition: between or among Examples: interstate,

intervene, international, interview Greekphobos and Latin Roots 7. intra 8. inter

within between or among graph graph Definition = writing

Examples: seismograph, autobiography, cartography Greek and Latin Roots 7. intra within

8.inter between or among 9.graph writing

intramurals interstate autograph scrib, script scrib, scribe, script Definition = write

Examples: describe, postscript, scribe Name (first and last) Reading

Block Date Greek and Latin Roots intra within

intramurals inter between or among interstate graph

writing autograph scrib, script write

transcribe port port Definition = carry

Examples: transport portfolio import miss, mit miss, mit

Definition = send Examples: intermission missile emit cred

cred Definition = believe Examples: creditor accreditation credential

jur, jus, jud jur, jus, jud Definition = law, justice Examples: justify

jurisdiction jury ben, bene, bon ben, bene, bon Definition = good, well

Examples: bonafide benefactor benign mal, male

mal, male Definition = bad, abnormal Examples: malaria

malignant malnourished bio bio Definition = life

Examples: biology biography biopsy vit, viv

Definition = live, life Examples: vital survival vitality flect, flex

flect, flex Definition = bend Examples: flexible reflect inflection

frail, fract, frag frail, fract, frag Definition = break, shatter Examples: infraction fragile

fragment junct, join, jug junct, join, jug Definition: to join, meet, or link Examples:

junction rejoin jugular rupt rupt Definition: break

Examples: abrupt disrupt interrupt cede, ceed, cess

cede, ceed, cess Definition: go; yield Examples: accessible exceed recede

vers, vert vers, vert Definition: turn Examples: extrovert convert

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