By Horace Gerald Danner

ISBN-10: 1442233257

ISBN-13: 9781442233256

Horace G. Danner’s A word list of English note Roots is a compendium of the most-used note roots of the English language. As Timothy B. Noone notes in his foreword: “Dr. Danner’s publication permits you not just to accumulate your passive English vocabulary, leading to note reputation wisdom, but additionally delivers the rudiments for constructing your energetic 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 knowledge of the roots in English phrases and your corresponding skill to decode unexpected phrases grows apace. this can be the start of an outstanding psychological linguistic library: so enjoy!”

In A word list of English note Roots, all observe roots are indexed alphabetically, in addition to the Greek or Latin phrases from which they derive, including the roots’ unique meanings. If the present that means of anyone root differs from the unique that means, that's indexed in a separate column. within the examples column, the phrases which comprise the basis are then indexed, beginning with their prefixes, for instance, dysacousia, hyperacousia. those root-starting phrases then are by means of phrases the place the basis falls in the back of the be aware, 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 observe Roots locations the observe in as many be aware households as there are components within the observe.

This paintings will curiosity linguists and philologists and an individual attracted to the etymological elements of English language.

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Bi two) TERMS: annular eclipse, annular ligament CROSS REFERENCE: cycl, gir See ana-. NOTE: This root consists of an- not + nomos law, but is extended to mean irregular, unusual. Some authorities regard this root as coming from an, not + homos, same. 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.

A freehold estate: opposed to feud) {allodial} CROSS REFERENCE: None See elee- for almoner, alms. , a melting together; the contraction into one syllable of two adjacent vowels, usu. ) [et al. , walking, or going, before; an introductory statement, introduction; SYNONYMS: foreword, preface, introduction, prologue); capitalized, the introductory statement of the United States Constitution, setting forth the principles of American government and beginning with the words, "We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union.

CROSS REFERENCE: a2, de, dis, in, ne, non, un again, over, above, The following are examples of words with this prefix. 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).

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