ROOT
MEANING
EXAMPLE WORDS
acu


ag, agi, ig, act


ali, allo, alter


alt(us)


am, amor
love, liking
amiable, amorous, enamoured
Anni, annu, enni


anthrop
man
anthropology, misanthrope, philanthropy
anti(co)


arch


aster, astr


aud, aus


aug, auc


auto, aut


belli


bibl
book
Bible, bibliography, bibliomania
bio


brev


cad, cas
to fall
cadaver, cadence, cascade
calor


cap, cip, cept


capit, capt


carn


caus, caut


cause, cuse, cus


ced, ceed, cede, cess


cenetri


chrom


chron


cide, cise


cit


civ
citizen
civic, civil, civilian, civilization
clam, claim


clud, clus, claus


cognoac, gnosi


cord, cor, cardi


corp


cosm


crat, cracy


crea


cred
believe
creed, credo, credence, credit, credulous, incredulous, incredible
cresc, cret, crease, cru


crit
separate, choose
critical, criterion, hypocrite, criteria, critic
cur, curs


cura


cycl, cyclo


deca


dem


dent, dont


derm


dict


doc, dokein


domin


don


dorm


dox


drome


duc, duct


dura


dynam
power
dynamo, dynamic, dynamite, hydrodynamics
endo


equi


erg


fac, fact, fic, fect


fall, fals


fer


fid, fide, feder(is)
faith, trust
confidante, fidelity, confident, infidelity, infidel, federal, confederacy, semper fi
fila, fili


fin


fix


flex, flect


flu, fluc, fluv


form
form, shape
form, uniform, conform, formulary, perform, formal, formula
fort, forc


fract, frag


gam


gastr (o)


gen


geo


germ


gest


gloss, glot
tongue
glossary, polyglot, epiglottis
glu, glo


grad, gress


graph, gram


grat


grav


greg


hypn


helio


hema, hemo


here, hes


hetero


homo
same
homogeneous, homonym, homogenize
hum, human


hydr, hydra, hydro


ignis


ject


join, junct


juven


lau, lav, lot, lut


leg


levi


liber, liver


liter


loc, loco


log, logo, ology


loqu, locut


luc, lum, lus, lun


macr-, macer


magn


man
hand
manual, manage, manufacture, manacle, manicure, manifest, maneuver, emancipate
mand


mania


mar, mari, mer
sea, pool
marine, marsh, maritime, mermaid
matri


medi


mega


mem


meter


micro


migra


mit, miss


mob, mot, mov


mon


mor, mort


morph


multi


nat, nasc


neo


neur


nom
law, order
autonomy, astronomy, gastronomy, economy
nomen, nomin


nov


nox, noc
night
nocturnal, equinox, noctilucent
numer


numisma


oligo


omni


onym


oper


ortho


pac


paleo


pan
all
Pan-American, pan-African, panacea, pandemonium (place of all the demons),
pater, patr


path, pathy


ped, pod


pedo


pel, puls


pend, pens, pond


phage


phil


phlegma


phobia, phobos


phon


photo


plac, plais


plu, plur, plus


pneuma, pneumon


pod (see ped)


poli


poly


pon, pos, pound


pop


port


portion


pot


prehendere


prim, prime


proto
first
prototype, protocol, protagonist, protozoan, Proterozoic, protoindustrial
psych


punct


reg, recti


ri, ridi, risi


rog, roga


rupt


sacr, sanc, secr


salv, salu


sat, satis


sci, scientia


scope


scrib, script


sed, sess, sid


sen


senescere


sent, sens


sequ, secu, sue


serv


sign, signi
sign, mark, seal
signal, signature, design, insignia, significant
simil, simul


sist, sta, stit


solus
alone
solo, soliloquy, solitaire, solitude
solv, solu


somnus


soph


spec, spect, spic


sphere


spir


string, strict


stru, struct


sume, sump


tact, tang, tag, tig, ting


tele
far
telephone, telegraph, telegram, telescope, television
tempo
time
tempo, temporary, extemporaneously, contemporary, pro tem, temporal
ten, tin, tain


tend, tent, tens


terra


test


the, theo


therm
heat
thermometer, theorem, thermal, thermos bottle, thermostat, hypothermia
thesis, thet


tom


tort, tors


tox


tract, tra


tom


tort, tors


tox


tract, tra


trib


turbo


typ


ultima


umber, umbraticum


uni


vac


vale, vali, valu


ven, vent


ver, veri


vert, vers


vic, vicis


vict, vinc


vid, vis


viv, vita, vivi
alive, life
revive, survive, vivid, vivacious, vitality, vivisection
voc


vol


volcan


volvo


vor


zo
animal
zoo, zoology, zoomorphism, protozoan