Greek Roots, Prefixes and Suffixes

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Anthrop

(base) human being

Bibli

(base) book

Graph, Gram

(base) writing

Macr

(base) large, long

Mega

(base) large, one million

Micr

(base) small, one millionth

Mis

(base) hatred

Phil

(base) to love

Phon

(base) sound

Scope

(base) instrument for viewing

Tele

(base) afar, great distance

-mania

(suffix) madness of passion for

-phobia

(suffix) abnormal fear or hatred for

Arch

(base) one who rules or governs

Dem

(base) people

Gen, Gene, Gon

(base) kind, race, origin, type

Gon

(base) angle

Gyn, Gyne, Gynec

(base) female

Log, Logue

(base) speech, discussion

archa-, archae-

(prefix) ancient

hetero-

(prefix) various, unlike

homo-

(prefix) same

olig-

(prefix) few, small quantity

pan-, panto-

(prefix) all

poly-

(prefix) many

Theo

(base) god

Geo

(base) earth

Helio

(base) sun

Dyn, Dynam

(base) power, force

Chron

(base) time

Chrom, Chromat, Chro,

(base) color

Meter, Metr

(base) measure

Center, Centr

(base) center

Cycl

(base) circle

mono-

(prefix) one

bi-

(prefix) two

dis-, di-

(prefix) two, twice

iso-

(prefix) equal

ortho-

(prefix) correct, right, straight

a-

(prefix) not, without

amphi-

(prefix) both, on both sides of, around

anti-

(prefix) against, opposite

dia-

(prefix) through, across, between

ec-, ex-

(prefix) out

en-, em-

(prefix) in, into

epi-

(prefix) upon, to, in addition to

hyper-

(prefix) over, excessive

para-

(prefix) beside, disordered

peri-

(prefix) around, near

pro-

(prefix) before

syn-, sym-

(prefix) with, together

ana-, an-

(prefix) up, back, again, through

apo- ap-

(prefix) from, off

caco-

(prefix) bad, severe

cata-, cat-

(prefix) down, against, very much

dys-, dis-

(prefix) bad, disordered, difficult

endo-, ento-, end-, ent-

(prefix) within, internal

eu-, ev-

(prefix) good, well

ex-, ecto-

(prefix) outside, external

hypo-

(prefix) below, less than normal

meta-, met-

(prefix) after, changed

pros-

(prefix) toward, in addition to

-ic, -ac

(suffix) like, pertaining to

-ics, -tics

(suffix) art, science, study of

-ism

(suffix) belief, practice, condition

-ist

(suffix) one who believes or practices

-y, -ia

(suffix) quality, state of

-sis, -se, -sy, -sia

(suffix) act, state, result of

hemi-

(prefix) half

Gno, Gnos

(base) know

Path

(base) feeling, disease

Batho, Bathy

(base) depth

Therap,

(base) cure

Haem, Hem, Aem, Em,

(base) blood

Rhea, Rheo, Rrh, Rhag

(base) flow, gush, burst

Stat, Stas

(base) stand, stop

Erg, Urg

(base) work

Cephal

(base) head

Chir

(base) hand

Dactyl

(base) finger, toe

Derm, Dermat

(base) skin

Gloss, Glot

(base) tongue, language

Osteo

(base) bone

Plas, Plast

(base) mold, shape, form

Pod

(base) foot

-latry

(suffix) worship of

alliteration

The occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words

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