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Dictionary Of Root Words

Autor: Manik Joshi
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What are “Root Words”? -- A root, or root word is a word which is used to form another word. It is also called a base word. A root does not have a prefix (A letter or group of letters added to the beginning of a word) or a suffix (A letter or group of letters added to the end of a word). Root is the primary lexical unit of a word, and of a word family. For example, pure is a root. By adding prefixes and suffixes, the following words could be made: impure, purity, pureness. Similarly, play and move are root words. By adding prefixes and suffixes, the following words could be made: plays, played, playing, player; moving, movement, moved, movable, mover, movingly. In this book, I have given most common Greek and Latin roots which are used in English language. Sample this: Root Words -- A- AB/ABS-Origin: Latin-Meaning: -way, from, off-Examples:-abate -- to subside; abhor -- to hate | related word: abhorrence; abject -- hopeless; abjure -- to renounce; abnormal -- unusual | related words: abnormally, abnormality; abrasion -- cut or scratch; abroad -- out of the country; abscess -- swelling; abscond -- to run away | related word: absconder; abseil -- to go down a steep cliff; absence -- nonattendance | related words: absent / absentee / absenteeism / absentia / absently; absolute -- complete; absolve -- to forgive; absorb -- to soak up | related words: absorbable / absorbance / absorbed / absorbency / absorbent / absorbing / absorption; abstain -- to give up something for moral reason | related words: abstainer / abstention / abstinence; abstemious -- critical; abstinent -- not having something for moral reason; abstract -- theoretical | related words: abstracted / abstractedly / abstraction / abstractly; abstruse -- difficult to understand; obscure; absurd -- ridiculous | related words: absurdist / absurdity / absurdly; abundance -- plenty | related words: abundant / abundantly **** ALB -Origin: Latin - Meaning: white - Examples:- albino -- somebody born with no pigment in skin | related word: albinism; albumen -- white of an egg **** AMBI- Origin: Latin-Meaning: both-Examples:- ambiguous -- double meaning; uncertain; ambidexterity -- ability to use both the left and right hand equally well | related word: ambidextrous; ambivalent -- showing both good and bad feelings **** ANIM- Origin: Latin- Meaning: breath, life - Examples:-animate -- having life; to make something full of liveliness | related words: animated, animatedly, animation, animato, animator; animateur -- a person who promotes social activities; animism -- the belief that natural objects possesses soul | related words: animist, animistic **** AQUA- Origin: Latin- Meaning: water- Examples: -aquaculture -- the act of growing of plants in water for food; aqualung -- a device for breathing for divers; aquamarine -- a pale greenish-blue stone or color; aquaplane -- an equipment used in boat; aquarium -- container to kept fish and water plants; aquarobics -- physical exercises that are done in water; aquatic -- growing near water **** AUD- Origin: Latin- Meaning: hearing- Examples:- audible -- capable of being heard | related words: audibly, audibility; audience -- crowd of listeners; auditorium -- a building for public meetings, etc. **** Other Root Words – A - Root Word [Origin] – Meaning - a [Greek] -- not | ab [Latin] -- away, off | ablat [Latin] -- remove | ablut [Latin] -- wash | abort [Latin] -- born too soon | abr [Greek] -- delicate | abras [Latin] -- rub off | abund [Latin] -- overflow | aca [Greek] -- point; silence | acanth [Greek] -- thorn | acar [Greek] -- tiny | acceler [Latin] -- hasten | ace [Greek] -- heal | acer [Latin] -- sharp | acerb [Latin] -- bitter | acet [Latin] -- vinegar | ach [Greek] -- pain | achr [Greek] -- colorless | acid [Latin] -- sour | acm [Greek] -- summit | aco [Greek] -- relief | acri [Latin] -- bitter | acrib [Greek] -- exact | acrit [Greek] -- confused | acro [Greek] -- height, summit | acut [Latin] -- sharp | ad [Latin] -- toward | ade [Greek] -- enough | adip [Latin] -- fat | adol [Greek] -- genuine | adox [Greek] -- irrelevant | adr [Greek] -- thick | adul [Latin] -- flatter | adulter [Latin] -- pollute | aegi [Latin] -- a shield | aegr [Latin] -- sick | aeno [Greek] -- terrible | aep [Greek] -- tall | aequa [Latin] -- equal | aero [Greek] -- atmosphere | aesthet [Greek] -- sensitive | aeth [Greek] -- unusual | aeti [Greek] -- a cause | ag [Latin] -- toward | aga [Greek] -- very | agall [Greek] -- adorn | agan [Greek] -- gentle | agath [Greek] -- good | agglutin [Latin] -- joined together with glue | agn [Greek] -- pure | agr [Greek] -- booty | agro [Greek] -- field | aist [Greek] -- unseen | alb [Latin] -- white | ale [Greek] -- strong | aleo [Greek] -- warm | alg [Greek] -- pain | alia [Greek] -- assembly | alio [Greek] -- different | alluv [Latin] -- overflow | alter [Latin] -- other | alti [Latin] -- high | am [Greek] -- not, without | ama [Greek] -- together | amal [Greek] -- soft | amar [Latin] -- bitter | ambi Latin] -- both | ambl [Greek] -- blunt | ambo [Latin] -- both | ambul [Latin] -- to walk | ameb/amoeb [Greek] -- change | ami [Latin] -- friend | amor [Latin] -- liking | amphi [Greek] -- both | ampl [Latin] -- plentiful | an [Greek] -- not, without | anch [Greek] -- strangle | anchi [Greek] -- near | andr [Greek] -- masculine | anemo [Greek] -- wind | aneu [Greek] -- without | ang [Greek] -- vessel | ania [Greek] -- trouble | ann [Latin] -- yearly | annal [Latin] -- annual | ano [Greek] -- up | anomal [Greek] -- irregular | ante [Latin] -- before, old | antho [Greek] -- flower | anthra [Greek] -- coal | anthropo [Greek] -- human | anti [Greek] -- against | antr [Greek] -- cavity | anu [Latin] -- ring | aper [Latin] -- open | aphe [Greek] -- touch | aphel [Greek] -- smooth | aphod [Greek] -- departure | aphr [Greek] -- foam | aphron [Greek] -- silly | aphy [Greek] -- suck | apor [Greek] -- away from | apsi [Greek] -- juncture | ar [Greek] -- not, without | ara [Latin] -- plow | arc [Latin] -- arch | arcan [Latin] -- box | arcan [Latin] -- hidden | arch [Greek] -- ruler | archae/arche [Greek] -- ancient | arcy [Greek] -- net | ardo [Greek] -- water, irrigate | aren [Latin] -- sand | argent [Latin] -- silver | ari [Greek] -- much | arid [Latin] -- dry | arist [Greek] -- excellence | arthr [Greek] -- joint | asci [Greek] -- bladder | asine [Greek] -- harmless | aspr [Latin] -- rough | aster [Greek] -- star | atav [Latin] -- ancestor | athl [Greek] -- contest | atm [Greek] -- smoke | atr [Latin] -- black | au [Greek] -- besides | aug [Latin] -- increase | aur [Latin] -- relating to gold | auri [Latin] -- relating to the ear | auro [Latin] -- air | auto [Greek] -- self | avar [Latin] -- greed | avi [Latin] -- bird | axi [Latin] -- axis | axio [Greek] -- precious

The Origins Of English Words

Autor: Joseph Twadell Shipley
Publisher: JHU Press
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There are no direct records of the original Indo-European speech. By comparing the vocabularies of its various descendants, however, it is possible to reconstruct the basic Indo-European roots with considerable confidence. In The Origins of English Words, Shipley catalogues these proposed roots and follows the often devious, always fascinating, process by which some of their offshoots have grown. Anecdotal, eclectic, and always enthusiastic, The Origins of English Words is a diverting expedition beyond linguistics into literature, history, folklore, anthropology, philosophy, and science.

English Words From Latin And Greek Elements

Autor: Donald M. Ayers
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
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Presents an overview of the development of the English language and examines the formation of words especially from Greek and Latin roots. Also discusses definitions and usage.

Ntc S Dictionary Of Latin And Greek Origins

Autor: Robert Moore
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 9780844283210
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This unique reference equips students with vocabulary skills that will last a lifetime. Students study Latin and Greek roots and learn the huge number of English words that derive from them. The impressive number of entries and explanations, presented in a light and non-threatening manner, will give students the vocabulary boost they need.

Dictionary Of Prefixes And Suffixes

Autor: Manik Joshi
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AFFIX A letter or group of letters added to the beginning or end of a word to get a new word with a changed meaning. Examples – im- in impossible; ntier- in international -able in agreeable; -er in learner English Affixes could be divided into two groups: Prefixes and Suffixes PREFIX A letter or group of letters added to the beginning of a word to get a new word with a changed meaning. Examples – im- in impossible; inter- in international; un- in unaffected SUFFIX A letter or group of letters added to the end of a word to get a new word with a changed meaning. Examples – -able in agreeable; -er in learner; -ness in quickness Sample This: ENGLISH PREFIXES – A a- Used to form: adjectives, adverbs and nouns General meaning: not, without Examples: acellular / amoral / apolitical / atheism / atheist / atypical ****** ad- Used to form: nouns and verbs General meaning: addition, tendency Examples: adjoin / adjudge / admixture ****** ambi- Used to form: adjectives, adverbs and nouns General meaning: both of two Examples: ambidexterity / ambidextrous / ambivalence / ambivalent ****** ante- Used to form: adjectives, nouns and verbs General meaning: prior to; in front of Examples: antedate / antenatal / anterior / ante-room ****** anti- Used to form: adjectives and nouns General meaning: against; the opposite of; preventing Examples: anti-aircraft / anti-bacterial / antibiotic / antibody / anti-choice / anticlerical / anticlimax / anticlockwise / anticoagulant / anti-competitive / anti-copying / anti-corruption / anticyclone / antidepressant / anti-drug / anti-encroachment / anti-extremism / antifreeze / anti-globalization / anti-graft / antigravity / anti-hate / anti-hero / anti-inflammatory / anti-liquor / anti-lock / anti-malarial / anti-national / antioxidant / antiparticle / anti-people / anti-personnel / antiperspirant / anti-poaching / antipyretic / antiretroviral / anti-rowdy / anti-sabotage / antiseptic / antisocial / anti-stalking / antitank / anti-terror / anti-terrorism / anti-theft / antitrust / antiviral / antivirus ****** ENGLISH SUFFIXES – A -able Used to form: adjectives, adverbs and nouns General meaning: that can, should or must be done; having the characteristic of Examples: adaptable / agreeable / amenable / amicable / appreciable / approachable / assessable / avertable / avoidable / believable / breakable / calculable / changeable / chargeable / comfortable / companionable / computable / conceivable / controllable / curable / decipherable / declarable / desirable / detectable / detestable / doable / enjoyable / escapable / excitable / explainable / explicable / exploitable / fashionable / foreseeable / graspable / honorable / imaginable / imperturbable / indubitable / inevitable / justifiable / manageable / moveable / noticeable / observable / payable / pleasurable / portable / preventable / punishable / quantifiable / questionable / ratable / reachable / readable / reasonable / reckonable / recognizable / reliable / reputable / respectable / serviceable / sociable / stoppable / taxable / traceable / transferable / translatable / transportable / understandable / usable / utilizable / variable / washable / wearable / workable ****** -ability Used to form: nouns General meaning: a level of skill, intelligence, etc. Example: capability / curability / excitability / inescapability / inevitability / playability / preventability / serviceability / unavoidability / usability / workability ****** -ably Used to form: adverbs General meaning: skillful and well; in a particular manner Examples: affably / capably / charitably / comfortably / demonstrably / indisputably / inevitably / irritably / notably / noticeably / presumably / probably / reasonably / remarkably ****** -acy Used to form: nouns General meaning: the position, quality, state or status of Examples: accuracy / adequacy / delicacy / democracy / intimacy / primacy / privacy / supremacy ******

The Word

Autor: Isaac E. Mozeson
Publisher: SP Books
ISBN: 9781561719426
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This landmark dictionary proves that English words can be traced back to the universal, original language, Biblical Hebrew. Genesis II supports a 'Mother Tongue' thesis, and the Bible also claims that Adam named the animals. This may seem difficult to accept, but then why do the translations of the following animals' names: Skunk, Gopher, Giraffe and Horse actually have corresponding meanings in Biblical Hebrew, such as: Stinker, Digger, Neck and Plower? The book features overwhelming data suggesting that the roots of all human words are universal, and that words have related synonyms and antonyms that must have been intelligently designed (perhaps by the designer of life himself!) The current hypothesis that language evolved from grunting ape-men may seem like the flat earth theory after reading this book. The 22,000 English-Hebrew links provide surprising evidence, and open new worlds of understanding, once we consider that all of these similar words could not be coincidences.

Oxford Dictionary Of Word Origins

Autor: Julia Cresswell
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Contains alphabetically arranged entries that explore the origin, evolution, and social history of over three thousand English language words.

Red Hot Root Words Mastering Vocabulary With Prefixes Suffixes And Root Words

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Help students improve their mastery of the English language and acquire the keys for understanding thousands of words by studying Greek and Latin word parts (prefixes, root words, and suffixes). This is one of the most complete, usable presentations of vocabulary development using word parts you will find. A knowledge of word parts gives students a head start on decoding words in reading and testing situations. This is the first book in the two-book series. Each of the well-developed lessons in this text includes: one to three word parts along with meanings and sample words, five vocabulary words that use the prefixes or root words, definitions and sample sentences for each of the five words, a practice exercise that lets students apply knowledge of the words and their meanings, and a one-page review worksheet for one or two lessons that presents more unique opportunities to work with the prefixes and root words andto see how they are combined with suffixes. In addition to the student pages, the teacher's information includes: an extensive listing of the most common prefixes, root words, and suffixes; their meanings and sample words; additional words for each lesson; and lesson ideas to supplement the word being studied.

A Dictionary Of Modern Written Arabic

Autor: Hans Wehr
Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag
ISBN: 9783447020022
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Das Dictionary ist die verbesserte englische Ubersetzung der 4. Auflage des Arabisch-Deutschen Worterbuches von Hans Wehr mit uber 13000 zusatzlichen Eintragungen, ca. 26000 Wortern mit ca. 20 Wortern je Seite.

Dictionary Of Root Words

Autor: Manik Joshi
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What are “Root Words”? -- A root, or root word is a word which is used to form another word. It is also called a base word. A root does not have a prefix (A letter or group of letters added to the beginning of a word) or a suffix (A letter or group of letters added to the end of a word). Root is the primary lexical unit of a word, and of a word family. For example, pure is a root. By adding prefixes and suffixes, the following words could be made: impure, purity, pureness. Similarly, play and move are root words. By adding prefixes and suffixes, the following words could be made: plays, played, playing, player; moving, movement, moved, movable, mover, movingly. In this book, I have given most common Greek and Latin roots which are used in English language. Sample this: Root Words -- A- AB/ABS-Origin: Latin-Meaning: -way, from, off-Examples:-abate -- to subside; abhor -- to hate | related word: abhorrence; abject -- hopeless; abjure -- to renounce; abnormal -- unusual | related words: abnormally, abnormality; abrasion -- cut or scratch; abroad -- out of the country; abscess -- swelling; abscond -- to run away | related word: absconder; abseil -- to go down a steep cliff; absence -- nonattendance | related words: absent / absentee / absenteeism / absentia / absently; absolute -- complete; absolve -- to forgive; absorb -- to soak up | related words: absorbable / absorbance / absorbed / absorbency / absorbent / absorbing / absorption; abstain -- to give up something for moral reason | related words: abstainer / abstention / abstinence; abstemious -- critical; abstinent -- not having something for moral reason; abstract -- theoretical | related words: abstracted / abstractedly / abstraction / abstractly; abstruse -- difficult to understand; obscure; absurd -- ridiculous | related words: absurdist / absurdity / absurdly; abundance -- plenty | related words: abundant / abundantly **** ALB -Origin: Latin - Meaning: white - Examples:- albino -- somebody born with no pigment in skin | related word: albinism; albumen -- white of an egg **** AMBI- Origin: Latin-Meaning: both-Examples:- ambiguous -- double meaning; uncertain; ambidexterity -- ability to use both the left and right hand equally well | related word: ambidextrous; ambivalent -- showing both good and bad feelings **** ANIM- Origin: Latin- Meaning: breath, life - Examples:-animate -- having life; to make something full of liveliness | related words: animated, animatedly, animation, animato, animator; animateur -- a person who promotes social activities; animism -- the belief that natural objects possesses soul | related words: animist, animistic **** AQUA- Origin: Latin- Meaning: water- Examples: -aquaculture -- the act of growing of plants in water for food; aqualung -- a device for breathing for divers; aquamarine -- a pale greenish-blue stone or color; aquaplane -- an equipment used in boat; aquarium -- container to kept fish and water plants; aquarobics -- physical exercises that are done in water; aquatic -- growing near water **** AUD- Origin: Latin- Meaning: hearing- Examples:- audible -- capable of being heard | related words: audibly, audibility; audience -- crowd of listeners; auditorium -- a building for public meetings, etc. **** Other Root Words – A - Root Word [Origin] – Meaning - a [Greek] -- not | ab [Latin] -- away, off | ablat [Latin] -- remove | ablut [Latin] -- wash | abort [Latin] -- born too soon | abr [Greek] -- delicate | abras [Latin] -- rub off | abund [Latin] -- overflow | aca [Greek] -- point; silence | acanth [Greek] -- thorn | acar [Greek] -- tiny | acceler [Latin] -- hasten | ace [Greek] -- heal | acer [Latin] -- sharp | acerb [Latin] -- bitter | acet [Latin] -- vinegar | ach [Greek] -- pain | achr [Greek] -- colorless | acid [Latin] -- sour | acm [Greek] -- summit | aco [Greek] -- relief | acri [Latin] -- bitter | acrib [Greek] -- exact | acrit [Greek] -- confused | acro [Greek] -- height, summit | acut [Latin] -- sharp | ad [Latin] -- toward | ade [Greek] -- enough | adip [Latin] -- fat | adol [Greek] -- genuine | adox [Greek] -- irrelevant | adr [Greek] -- thick | adul [Latin] -- flatter | adulter [Latin] -- pollute | aegi [Latin] -- a shield | aegr [Latin] -- sick | aeno [Greek] -- terrible | aep [Greek] -- tall | aequa [Latin] -- equal | aero [Greek] -- atmosphere | aesthet [Greek] -- sensitive | aeth [Greek] -- unusual | aeti [Greek] -- a cause | ag [Latin] -- toward | aga [Greek] -- very | agall [Greek] -- adorn | agan [Greek] -- gentle | agath [Greek] -- good | agglutin [Latin] -- joined together with glue | agn [Greek] -- pure | agr [Greek] -- booty | agro [Greek] -- field | aist [Greek] -- unseen | alb [Latin] -- white | ale [Greek] -- strong | aleo [Greek] -- warm | alg [Greek] -- pain | alia [Greek] -- assembly | alio [Greek] -- different | alluv [Latin] -- overflow | alter [Latin] -- other | alti [Latin] -- high | am [Greek] -- not, without | ama [Greek] -- together | amal [Greek] -- soft | amar [Latin] -- bitter | ambi Latin] -- both | ambl [Greek] -- blunt | ambo [Latin] -- both | ambul [Latin] -- to walk | ameb/amoeb [Greek] -- change | ami [Latin] -- friend | amor [Latin] -- liking | amphi [Greek] -- both | ampl [Latin] -- plentiful | an [Greek] -- not, without | anch [Greek] -- strangle | anchi [Greek] -- near | andr [Greek] -- masculine | anemo [Greek] -- wind | aneu [Greek] -- without | ang [Greek] -- vessel | ania [Greek] -- trouble | ann [Latin] -- yearly | annal [Latin] -- annual | ano [Greek] -- up | anomal [Greek] -- irregular | ante [Latin] -- before, old | antho [Greek] -- flower | anthra [Greek] -- coal | anthropo [Greek] -- human | anti [Greek] -- against | antr [Greek] -- cavity | anu [Latin] -- ring | aper [Latin] -- open | aphe [Greek] -- touch | aphel [Greek] -- smooth | aphod [Greek] -- departure | aphr [Greek] -- foam | aphron [Greek] -- silly | aphy [Greek] -- suck | apor [Greek] -- away from | apsi [Greek] -- juncture | ar [Greek] -- not, without | ara [Latin] -- plow | arc [Latin] -- arch | arcan [Latin] -- box | arcan [Latin] -- hidden | arch [Greek] -- ruler | archae/arche [Greek] -- ancient | arcy [Greek] -- net | ardo [Greek] -- water, irrigate | aren [Latin] -- sand | argent [Latin] -- silver | ari [Greek] -- much | arid [Latin] -- dry | arist [Greek] -- excellence | arthr [Greek] -- joint | asci [Greek] -- bladder | asine [Greek] -- harmless | aspr [Latin] -- rough | aster [Greek] -- star | atav [Latin] -- ancestor | athl [Greek] -- contest | atm [Greek] -- smoke | atr [Latin] -- black | au [Greek] -- besides | aug [Latin] -- increase | aur [Latin] -- relating to gold | auri [Latin] -- relating to the ear | auro [Latin] -- air | auto [Greek] -- self | avar [Latin] -- greed | avi [Latin] -- bird | axi [Latin] -- axis | axio [Greek] -- precious

Prefixes And Suffixes

Autor: Kara Murray
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
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Prefixes and suffixes are the building blocks of more complex words that young readers begin to encounter as they move up in grade level. This age-appropriate text teaches readers how to recognize words and decipher unfamiliar ones, an essential word analysis skill. Students will learn how to build complex words using prefixes and suffixes, and will delight seeing how their vocabulary grows with each newly created word. Helpful language charts, a quiz question on each spread, engaging visuals, a glossary, and index all help to solidify this concept in readers’ minds.

The Greek And Latin Roots Of English

Autor: Tamara M. Green
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
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A comprehensive text to learning and understanding Greek and Latin roots of the English language in order to reinforce vocabulary and analytical skills.

Dictionary Of Newfoundland English

Autor: W.J. Kirwin
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442690658
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The Dictionary of Newfoundland English, first published in 1982 to regional, national and international acclaim, is a historical dictionary that gives the pronunciations and definitions for words that the editors have called "Newfoundland English". The varieties of English spoken in Newfoundland date back four centuries, mainly to the early seventeenth century migratory English fishermen of Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Somerset, and to the seventeenth to the nineteenth century immigrants chiefly from south-eastern Ireland. Culled from a vast reading of books, newspapers and magazines, this book is the most sustained reading ever undertaken of the written words of this province. The dictionary gives not only the meaning of words, but also presents each word with its variant spellings. Moreover, each definition is succeeded by an all-important quotation of usage which illustrates the typical context in which word is used. This well-researched, impressive work of scholarship illustrates how words and phrases have evolved and are used in everyday speech and writing in a specific geographical area. The Dictionary of Newfoundland English is one of the most important, comprehensive and thorough works dealing with Newfoundland. Its publication, a great addition to Newfoundlandia, Canadiana and lexicography, provides more than a regional lexicon. In fact, this entertaining and delightful book presents a panoramic view of the social, cultural and natural history, as well as the geography and economics, of the quintessential lifestyle of one of Canada's oldest European-settled areas. This second edition contains a Supplement offering approximately 1500 new or expanded entries, an increase of more than 30 per cent over the first edition. Besides new words, the Supplement includes modified and additional senses of old words and fresh derivations and usages.

Dictionary Of Word Origins

Autor: John Ayto
Publisher: Arcade
ISBN: 9781611450538
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What is the link between map and apron, acrobat and oxygen, zeal and jealousy, flour and pollen, secret and crime? Did you know that crimson originally comes from the name of tiny scale insects, the kermes, from whose dried bodies a red dyestuff is made? That Yankee began as a nickname for Dutchmen? That omelette evolved from amulette, “a thin sheet of metal,” and is a not-too- distant cousin of the word laminate? That jeans find their antecedent in jean fustian, meaning “a cotton fabric from Genoa”? The Dictionary of Word Origins uncovers the hidden and often surprising connection between words. Written in a clear and informative style, the more than 8,000 articles reveal the origins of and links between some of the most common English-language words. They also contain an extensive selection of words whose life histories are intrinsically fascinating or instructive. This dictionary shows how modern English has developed from its Indo-European roots and how the various influences on the language—from migration and invasion to exploration, trade, technology, and scholarship—have intermingled. It is an invaluable addition to any English or linguistics library.

English Learning With Root Words

Autor: Sarah Retter
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781717535504
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You will find in this book frequent English words that share the same root. Therefore, you will find it is very easy to relate different English words to the common root and remember its meaning. Example: port is a Latin root and it means "to move" or "to carry." The English words that include this root are: transport, portable, teleportation, deport, export, rapport, support, portfolio, import, important, porter, report. All these words include the meaning of carry or move. You can add thousands of words in English by learning just the 100 most used Greek and Latin roots. Learning word roots from Latin and Greek helps you understand the origins of English grammar and spelling. So, by learning these, the forms and patterns of English will become clearer to you. By studying roots, you're opening your brain up to understand many other languages, not just English. In this book you ́ll find a great guide to English root words and how to use them. Purchase this book and start learning and understanding more English than ever!

Vocabulary Building

Autor: Judith Bauer Stamper
Publisher: Teaching Resources
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Help students make concrete, visual connections between words and their meanings with this collection of 20 highly motivating, reproducible graphic organizers. Mini-lessons help teachers introduce each organizer and provide directions for use. Also includes student samples that model how to use the organizers. For use with Grades 4-6.

An Etymological Dictionary Of The English Language

Autor: Walter W. Skeat
Publisher: Courier Corporation
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Practical and reliable, this reference traces English words back to their Indo-European roots. Each entry features a brief definition, identifies the language of origin, and employs a few illustrative quotations. An extensive appendix includes lists of prefixes, suffixes, Indo-European roots, homonyms and doublets, and the distribution of English-language sources.