By Horace Gerald Danner
Horace G. Danner’s A word list of English observe Roots is a compendium of the most-used notice roots of the English language. As Timothy B. Noone notes in his foreword: “Dr. Danner’s ebook permits you not just to accumulate your passive English vocabulary, leading to observe acceptance wisdom, but in addition promises the rudiments for constructing your lively English vocabulary, making it attainable to deduce the which means of phrases with that you usually are not but familiar. Your wisdom can now extend and may achieve this exponentially as your information of the roots in English phrases and your corresponding skill to decode unexpected phrases grows apace. this is often the start of a very good psychological linguistic library: so enjoy!”
In A word list of English note Roots, all note roots are indexed alphabetically, in addition to the Greek or Latin phrases from which they derive, including the roots’ unique meanings. If the present which means of a person root differs from the unique which means, that's indexed in a separate column. within the examples column, the phrases which include the foundation are then indexed, beginning with their prefixes, for instance, dysacousia, hyperacousia. those root-starting phrases then are via phrases the place the foundation falls in the back of the observe, e.g., acouesthesia and acoumeter. those phrases are by means of phrases the place the foundation falls within the heart or the tip, as in such phrases as bradyacusia and odynacusis.. during this demeanour, A word list of English notice Roots locations the be aware in as many observe households as there are parts within the observe.
This paintings will curiosity linguists and philologists and an individual drawn to the etymological points of English language.
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1 seconds) CROSS REFERENCE: nom1 NOTE: Though anti- is usually classified as a Greek prefix and ante-, a Latin prefix, both are derived from a single IE source. In a sense, that which is before (ante-), is near, or against (anti-). Greek anti- is listed separately. , for defense against attack; any defense or bulwark) (re, again + ante, before + parare, to prepare) vanguard (from French avant, before + garde) vantage (aphetic of advantage) LAW: ab ante (shortened from ab antecedente; before, in advance; for example, a legislature cannot agree ab ante to any modification or amendment to a law which a third person may make) antea (formerly; heretofore) ante-factum (done before; an act previously done) antejuramentum (in Saxon law, a preliminary or preparatory oath, required by both the accuser and the accused; the accuser swearing that he/she would prosecute the criminal, and the accused making oath that he/she was innocent of the crime with which he/she was charged) DOUBLETS: advance:advantage TRIPLETS: ancient:antic:antique UNBOUND COMPOUND: penny ante (a game of poker in which the ante or limit is a very small amount, as one cent; any trifling undertaking) PLACE NAMES: Antler, ND; Antlers, OK NB: Antenna, from Latin antema, sail yard, is not in this family; neither is antelope.
Nuestra Señora Reina de los Angeles, Our Lady, Queen of the Angels) LITERARY WORK: “Evangeline,” a poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-82) NOTE: Do not confuse this element with angle, to fish (with a hook); angle (in geometry), or the Angles (Angles of England). All these words are derived from Greek angkos, hook, or angkylos, bent. See ang1. , eel) snake; snakelike), anguineous LEADING ROOT COMPOUND: angui: anguiform (forma shape) anguipes (snake-footed, as in certain statues) (pes foot) anguilli: anguilliform (in the shape of an eel) (forma shape) CROSS REFERENCE: herpe, ophi life principle, NOTE: Many cultures link breath and spirit, believing that the breath, soul, spirit leaves the body with the last breath.
Others anew, against, back, are listed with the root to which it is attached. ” PREFIXED ROOT: monandrous (practicing monandry; in botany, having only one stamen, as some flowers) monandry (the state or practice of having only one male sex partner over a period of time; in botany, a monandrous condition) (monos one) polyandrous (practicing polyandry; in botany, having many stamens), POLYANDRY (polys many) LEADING ROOT COMPOUND: andr: android (in science fiction, an automaton made to resemble a human being) (eidos form) androecium (in botany, the stamens of a flower collectively) (oikos house, surroundings) andro: androgen (a male sex hormone; in biochemistry, any substance that promotes masculine characteristics), androgenic androgenous (producing only male offspring) (generare to produce) androgyne, androgynous (both male and female; androgenous and androgynous are pronounced the same) (gyne woman) androsphinx (a sphinx with the head of a man) androsterone (a sex hormone usually present in male urine) (stereos solid) TRAILING ROOT COMPOUND: philander (to engage lightly in passing love affairs; make love insincerely: said of a man) (philein to love) MASCULINE NAME: Andrew (andreios manly) INTERDISCIPLINARY: POLYANDRY [in botany, the presence of numerous stamens on one flower; in zoology, the mating of one female animal with more than one male] CROSS REFERENCE: anthrop, homo, masc1, vir1 SIMPLE ROOT: anemone (the windflower) LEADING ROOT COMPOUND: anem: anemosis (same as wind shake, a condition of timber in which there is separation of the concentric rings, supposedly due to strong winds during growth) (osis condition) anemo: anemograph (an instrument for recording the velocity and direction of wind) (graphein to write) anemology (the study of winds) (logy study) anemometer (a gauge for determining the force or speed of the wind, and sometimes its directions; wind gauge) (metron measure) anemometry (the process of determining the speed and direction of the wind with an anemometer) (metron measure) anemophilous (fertilized by the wind, as plants to which pollen is blown) (philein to love) A Thesaurus of English Word Roots 30 Element From anem (cont’d) Meaning [wind] ang1 Latin angulus Greek ankylos bent, crooked ankon elbow IE ankto bend corner, angle ang2 Greek anchein to squeeze IE anghconstricted narrow, tight, choking angel Greek angelos messenger Examples anemoscope (an instrument for showing or recording the direction of the wind) (skopein to examine) NOTE: Do not confuse this root with the prefixed elided root of anemia (an + emia blood condition).
A Thesaurus of English Word Roots by Horace Gerald Danner