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ROOT WORDS (GREEK, LATIN)

Root word means a word or part of word from which other words grow. In the word ‘vocabulary’ the word ‘voc’ means word or name in Latin.

Greek Root Words
The following examples are from Greek Root Words
  1. ast meaning star, Example asteroid, astronomy
  2. geo meaning earth, Example geography, geology
  3. graph meaning write, Example autograph, graph
  4. phon meaning sound, Example phonics, telephone
Latin Root Words
The following examples are from Latin Root Words
  1. bene meaning good, Example benefit, benign
  2. dict meaning say, Example dictate, diction
  3. audi meaning hear, Example audible, audience
  4. man meaning hand, Example manual, manure
  5. phon meaning sound, Example phonics, telephone