"graph" and "scrib/script" Root Word List

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"graph" and "scrib/script" Greek and Roman Root Word List for "writing" and "write"

autobiography

writing about a person's life written by that person

autograph

the writing of one's own name

bibliography

the written list of all the books used in a report or book

biography

a book written about a person's life

cartography

mapmaking; the writing involved in making maps or charts

homograph

a word written in the same way as another word but having a different meaning (ex: bow - hair and bow - ship)

paragraph

a section of writing that has a topic and concluding sentence

phonograph

record player; a device that turns the writing on records into sound

photography

the use of light to record an image using a camera

seismograph

a device that writes down (records) the movements of the earth

describe

to say or write down how something or someone looks; to use adjectives in writing

inscription

a short dedication written in a book or engraved on something, such as a coin or monument

manuscript

a peice of writing; a book

postscript

P.S.; a short bit of writing added after a letter is finished

prescription

a piece of paper written by a doctor that lets you get medicine at the pharmacy

scribble

sloppy writing that is hard to read

scribe

a person who writes things down

script

a set of papers with writing that will be read and acted out

subscription

a written agreement to buy and read a magazine or newspaper for a set period of time

transcribe

to write down or record; to translate

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