Common Root Words

A Fairly Comprehensive List Of Root Words.
Created Apr 18, 2008
by sszczebak
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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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