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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