Common Root Words


A Fairly Comprehensive List Of Root Words.
  
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hydr, hydra, hydro
 

water (hydraulic, dehyrate, hydogen)
ject
 

throw (reject, projection)
jud, judi, judic
 

judge (judical
jur
 
to swear (jury, justify)
labor
 
work, exertion, toil (collaborate, laboratory, laborious
lect
 

choose, perceive (lecturer, election
leg
 

law (legislature, legal
liter
 

letters (illiterate, literal, alliteration)
loc
 
place (location)
log,logo, logu
 

word, idea, speak (dialogue, apology, soliloquy)
luc, lum, lun
 

light (lucid, luminous, lunar)
magn, maj
 
great, large (magnify, major, majesty)
man,manu
 
hand, control (manicure, manufacture, manual
mand, mend
 
order (command, mandate, commendable)
mar, mari, mer
 

sea (marine, maritime, mermaid
mater, matri
 

mother (maternal, matriarch)
med, medi
 
half, middle, halfway (meditate, mediocre, medium)
mem
 
remember (memorable, commemorate)
meter, metri
 

measure (thermometer, odometer, metric)
micro
 
small, little (microscope)
min
 
small, little (minority, minute)
mis, miss, mit, mitt
 
send (submission, permit)
mob, mot, mov
 

move (mobile, promote, motion, movie)
mon
 
warn (premonition
mor, mort
 

death (mortal, mortician)
multi
 
many (multicultural, multiply, multiple)
nat
 
born (native)
nov
 
new (novel, renovate, innovation)
nym, onym
 

word, name (synonym, pseudonym, homonym)
ology
 

study of (geology, astrology)
pater, patr
 

father (paternal, patriot)
path,pathy
 

feeling, suffering (sympathy, apathy)
ped,pod
 

foot (pedal podiatrist)
pel, puls
 
push, dri e, urge (compel, propel, repulsive, impulse)
pend, pens
 
hang, weigh (pendant, suspend)

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