Greek and Latin Roots (Vocab)

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act

do (action)

aero

air (aerobics)

agri

field (agriculture)

alt

high (altitude)

ambul

walk, go (ambulence)

andr

man (polyandry)

anthr

man (anthropology)

aqua

water (aquarium)

arch

primitive (archive)

art

skill (artist)

baro

weight (barometer)

biblio

book (bibliography)

bio

life (biology)

brev

short (breve)

cam

field (camp)

cand

glow, white (candle)

cardi

heart (cardiac)

cede, ceed

go, yield (proceed)

centr

center (central)

cess

go, yield (recess)

crat

rule (democrat)

cycl

circle, ring (bicycle)

dem

people (demography)

dent

tooth (dentist)

div

divide (division)

don, donat

give (donation)

dogma

opinion (dogmatic)

dox

belief (orthodox)

duc

lead (educate)

esth

feeling (anesthetic)

fac

make, do (factory)

form

shape (formation)

fract

break (fraction)

frag

break (fragment)

frater

brother (fraternal)

fric

rub (friction)

fug

flee (fugitive)

funct

perform (function)

gam

marriage (polygamy)

gen

birth, race (generation)

geo

earth (geography)

gon

angle (octagon)

grad

step, stage (grade)

gram

letter, written (grammar)

graph

write (autograph)

gyn

women (monogyny)

homo

man (homicide)

hosp, host

host (hospital)

hydr

water (hydrology)

grat

pleasing (gratitude)

imag

likeness (image)

ject

throw (project)

junct

join (conjunction)

jud

law (judge)

kine, cine

movement (kinetic)

lab

work (labor)

lat

side (lateral)

liber

free (liberty)

lith

stone (lithosphere)

log

word (apology)

lum

light (luminous)

luna

moon (lunar)

lust

shine (luster)

mand

order (demand)

mania

madness (maniac)

mar

sea (marine)

mater

mother (maternal)

max

greatest (maximum)

mech

machine (mechanic)

ment

mind (mental)

meter

measure (diameter)

min

small, less (minor)

mob

move (mobile)

morph

shape (metamorphosis)

mort

death (mortal)

mot

move (motion)

mut

change, interchange (mutual)

narr

tell (narrator)

nat

born (native)

nav

ship (navy)

neg

no (negative)

neo

new (neon)

nov

new (novel)

opt

eye (optical)

orig

beginning (original)

ortho

straight, right (orthodontist)

paleo

old (paleontology)

pater

father (paternal)

path

feeling, suffer (sympathy)

ped

foot (pedal)

phob

fear (phobia)

phon

sound (telephone)

photo

light (photograph)

phys

nature (physics)

plex

fold (complex)

plur

more (plural)

poli

city (police)

pop

people (population)

psych

mind, soul (psyche)

pug

fight (pugilist)

ques

ask, seek (question)

reg

guide, rule (regular)

rid

laugh (ridicule)

rupt

break (erupt)

san

health (sanitary)

scend

climb (ascend)

sci

know (science)

scop

see (telescope)

scribe

write (inscribe)

sect

cut (intersect)

sens

feel (sensitive)

sign

mark (signature)

sim

like (similar)

sol

alone (solo)

son

sound (sonar)

soph

wise (philosopher)

spec

see (inspect)

stell

star (constellation)

strict

draw tight (strict)

struct

build (structure)

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