Dictionary of Greek & Latin Roots

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  • ad to, toward admit
  • amo love amiable
  • anthro man anthropology
  • anti against antimatter
  • aqua water aquarium
  • aud hear audience
  • auto self automatic
  • astro star astronaut
  • bi two bisexual
  • biblio book bilbliophile
  • bio life antibiotics
  • card heart cardiac
  • carn meat, flesh carnival
  • chron time chronic
  • cide,ciss cut, kill genocide
  • circu around circumference
  • claus, clud, clos closed exclude
  • cogn know recognize
  • contra against contradict
  • corp body corpse
  • counter against counterrevolutionary
  • cred believe credit
  • cyber direct, guide cyberspace
  • dent,dont teeth dentist
  • derm skin epidermis
  • deus God divine
  • dextra right dexterity
  • di two disect
  • dict speak dictionary
  • dyn power dynamic
  • ecos, oikos house ecology
  • eg I egomaniac
  • epi on top epitaph
  • eu happy, good euthanasia
  • ex, exo out exorcist
  • extra over, above extrahepatic
  • fid faith confident
  • fin end infinite
  • gamy wife polygamy
  • gen begin, race generation
  • gig giant gigabyte
  • glot,gloss tongue glossary
  • gno, gni know agnostic
  • graph,gram write paragraph
  • gyny woman gynecology
  • hemi half hemisphere
  • hep liver hepatits
  • hetero different heterosexual
  • hex six hexadecimal
  • homo same homogenized
  • homo man homocide
  • hydr water hydrogen
  • hyper over hyperactive
  • hypo under hypotension
  • inter between international
  • intra within intravenous
  • kil thousand kilowatt
  • lingua tongue linguistics
  • logo word, study logic (see ology)
  • lux,luc light lucid
  • mal bad malpractice
  • mania crazy pyromaniac
  • man hand manufacture
  • mar sea marine
  • mega great, large megabyte
  • meter measure thermometer
  • metro city state metropolitan
  • micro very small microbe
  • mil 1,000 million, mile
  • mini small minimum
  • mis bad misunderstand
  • mit,miss send mission
  • mono one monogamy
  • mot, mov move promote
  • mort death immortal
  • multi many multitude
  • nano dwarf, very small
  • nat birth natural
  • naut, nav sail navy
  • neo new neolithic
  • nov nine November
  • nova new Nova Scotia
  • nul nothing annullment
  • oct eight octave
  • -ology,log study of..., words logical
  • omnia all omnipotent
  • pan (latin) bread companion
  • pan (greek) all pancreas
  • pax,pac peace pacify
  • ped,pod feet pedestrian
  • ped, paed child pediatrics
  • pent five pentagon
  • pen tail independent
  • phil love anglophile
  • phobia fear claustrophobia
  • phon sound phonograph
  • photo light photography
  • phyte little plant neophyte
  • poli city, state politics
  • poly many polygon
  • port carry portfolio
  • poss, pon put, place impose
  • post after postpone
  • pre before prenatal
  • pro for, forward promote
  • pyr fire pyromaniac
  • rupt break rupture
  • scio know omniscient
  • scope see telescope
  • scrib,script write inscribe
  • seme seed inseminate
  • semi half semester
  • sinestra left sinister
  • somn sleep insomnia
  • soph wisdom philosophy
  • spect look at inspection
  • sta,sti,stu stand standard
  • stella star constellation
  • sub under submarine
  • super over superior
  • tab, taph table tablet
  • theo God theology
  • tele far away telescope
  • tetra four tetrarch
  • thana death euthanasia
  • theo god theology
  • trans across transfusion
  • twe,twi two twice
  • tort twist, turn torture
  • tox poison toxic
  • trans across translate
  • tri three triple
  • vis,vid see video
  • vita,viva life vital
  • volu wish volunteer
  • xeno strange xenophobic
  • zoa animal protozoa

  • Dennis Doyle ddoyle@glendale.cc.ca.us