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Greek & Latin Root Words

Simple Greek & Latin root words that are the basis of 70% of the English language.
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Tele
Far Away (Greek)
Phono
Sound, Voice (Greek)
Peri-
Around, Near (Greek)
Graph
To write; or Something written (Greek)
Scope
Watch, View, Examine (Latin & Greek)
Micro
Small (Greek)
Geo
Earth (Greek)
Thermo
Heat (Greek)
Meter
Measure (Greek)
Bio
Life (Greek)
Log
Speech, Study of, Written work, Word (Greek)
Mono
One, Single (Greek)
Arch
Ruler, Principal, First (Latin & Greek)
Cracy
Rule, Government (Greek)
The
God, A god (Greek)
Dia-
Thorough, Through, Across (Greek)
Gon
Angle (Greek)
Gamy
Marriage, Union (Greek)
Bi-
Twice, Two (Latin)
Ann
Yearly, years (Latin)
Centi-
Hundred, Hundredth (Latin)
Ped
Foot (Latin & Greek)
Cycl
Circle (Greek)
Ops
Eye, See, Inspection (Greek)
Auto
Self (Greek)
Cur
Care, Attention (Latin)
Vis
See (Latin)
Grade
Step, Go, Walk (Latin)
Ad-
To, Toward, At (Latin)
Tract
Draw, Pull (Latin)
It
Go (Latin)
Circ
Circle, Around (Latin)
Ven
Come (Latin)
Trans-
Across, Through (Latin)
Mit
Send, Throw (Latin)
Com-
Together, With fully (Latin)
Par
To set, Get ready (Latin)
Fer
Carry, Bear, Bring (Latin)
Sub-
Under, Less than (Latin)
Pre-
Before, In front of (Latin)
Dict
Speak, Say (Latin)
Contra-
Against, Opposite (Latin)
-Able
Able to (Latin)
Re-
Again, Back (Latin)
Ex-
Out, Former, Entirely (Latin)
An-
Without, Not (Greek)
Port
Carry, Bear, Bring (Latin)
Onym
Name, Word (Greek)
Pel
Push, Drive (Latin)
Pro
Forward, Before, In front (Greek)
Duc
Lead, Bring, Draw (Latin)
Intro
Inside, Within (Latin)
Mot
Move (Latin)
Vers
Turn (Latin)
Dis-
Apart, Away, Un-, Down (Latin)
Pli
Fold, Braid (Latin)
Per-
Through, Thorough (Latin)
Pos
Put, Place, Lay (Latin)
Spec
Look, See, Appear (Latin)
Ser
Join, Bind (Latin)
In-
In, Not (Latin)
Photo
Light (Greek)
Aster
Star (Greek)
Nom
Law, Name, Distribution (Latin)
Naut
Sailor, Ship (Latin & Greek)
Cosmo
World, Universe (Greek)
Aero
Air (Greek)
Hyrdro
Water (Greek)
Dyna
Power, Force (Greek)
Stat
Standing, Not moving (Latin & Greek)
Gen
Clan, Class, Origin, Birth, Development, Produces (Latin & Greek)
Tect
Build, Cover (Latin & Greek)
Aqua
Water (Latin)
Carn
Flesh, Meat (Latin)
Vore
Eat, Devour (Latin)
Inter-
Between, Among (Latin)
Cap
Take, Seize, Hold (Latin)
Rupt
Break (Latin)
Ced
Go, Yield (Latin)
Ject
Cast, Throw (Latin)
Sect
Cut (Latin)
Man
Hand (Latin)
Scrib
Write (Latin)
Fact
Make, Form, Do (Latin)
Ten
Hold (Latin)
Post-
After, Behind (Latin)
Ambi-
Both (Latin & Greek)
Medi
Middle, Between (Latin)
Terr
Earth, Land (Latin)
Chrono
Time (Greek)
Syn
With, Together (Greek)
Super-
Above, Beyond (Latin)
Son
Sound (Latin)
Uni
One (Latin)
Form
Shape, Form (Latin)
Lat
Bring, Lift, Carry (Latin)
Leg
Speak, Read, Law, Pick, Appoint (Latin & Greek)
Cid
Cut, Kill (Latin)
Serv
Keep, Watch (Latin)
Ob-
Toward, Against, At, Near (Latin)
Struct
Build, Put together (Latin)
Sequ
Follow (Latin)
Para-
Beside, Beyond (Greek)
Gno
Know (Greek & Latin)
Vi
Way, Road (Latin)
Sed
Sit, Settle (Latin)
Clus
Shut (Latin)