Common root words

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A fairly comprehensive list of root words.


 
  
Created Apr 18, 2008
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1
hydr, hydra, hydro
 
water (hydraulic, dehyrate, hydogen)
2
ject
 
throw (reject, projection)
3
jud, judi, judic
 
judge (judical
4
jur
 
to swear (jury, justify)
5
labor
 
work, exertion, toil (collaborate, laboratory, laborious
6
lect
 
choose, perceive (lecturer, election
7
leg
 
law (legislature, legal
8
liter
 
letters (illiterate, literal, alliteration)
9
loc
 
place (location)
10
log,logo, logu
 
word, idea, speak (dialogue, apology, soliloquy)
11
luc, lum, lun
 
light (lucid, luminous, lunar)
12
magn, maj
 
great, large (magnify, major, majesty)
13
man,manu
 
hand, control (manicure, manufacture, manual
14
mand, mend
 
order (command, mandate, commendable)
15
mar, mari, mer
 
sea (marine, maritime, mermaid
16
mater, matri
 
mother (maternal, matriarch)
17
med, medi
 
half, middle, halfway (meditate, mediocre, medium)
18
mem
 
remember (memorable, commemorate)
19
meter, metri
 
measure (thermometer, odometer, metric)
20
micro
 
small, little (microscope)
21
min
 
small, little (minority, minute)
22
mis, miss, mit, mitt
 
send (submission, permit)
23
mob, mot, mov
 
move (mobile, promote, motion, movie)
24
mon
 
warn (premonition
25
mor, mort
 
death (mortal, mortician)
26
multi
 
many (multicultural, multiply, multiple)
27
nat
 
born (native)
28
nov
 
new (novel, renovate, innovation)
29
nym, onym
 
word, name (synonym, pseudonym, homonym)
30
ology
 
study of (geology, astrology)
31
pater, patr
 
father (paternal, patriot)
32
path,pathy
 
feeling, suffering (sympathy, apathy)
33
ped,pod
 
foot (pedal podiatrist)
34
pel, puls
 
push, dri e, urge (compel, propel, repulsive, impulse)
35
pend, pens
 
hang, weigh (pendant, suspend)


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