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By Horace Gerald Danner

Horace G. Danner’s A glossary of English notice Roots is a compendium of the most-used be aware roots of the English language. As Timothy B. Noone notes in his foreword: “Dr. Danner’s booklet permits you not just to accumulate your passive English vocabulary, leading to notice attractiveness wisdom, but additionally delivers the rudiments for constructing your lively English vocabulary, making it attainable to deduce the which means of phrases with that you will not be but familiar. Your wisdom can now extend and may accomplish that exponentially as your know-how of the roots in English phrases and your corresponding skill to decode unexpected phrases grows apace. this can be the start of an exceptional psychological linguistic library: so enjoy!”

In A word list of English be aware Roots, all be aware roots are indexed alphabetically, in addition to the Greek or Latin phrases from which they derive, including the roots’ unique meanings. If the present that means of a person root differs from the unique which means, that's indexed in a separate column. within the examples column, the phrases which comprise the foundation are then indexed, beginning with their prefixes, for instance, dysacousia, hyperacousia. those root-starting phrases then are via phrases the place the foundation falls at the back of the observe, e.g., acouesthesia and acoumeter. those phrases are by way of phrases the place the foundation falls within the center or the tip, as in such phrases as bradyacusia and odynacusis.. during this demeanour, A glossary of English notice Roots areas the be aware in as many note households as there are parts within the notice.

This paintings will curiosity linguists and philologists and someone drawn to the etymological features of English language.

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Aliethmoid, alinasal. SIMPLE ROOT: ala (in zoology, a wing; a winglike structure, as a lobe of the ear or a side petal of a butterfly-shaped corolla; pl. , wing of a building; s inserted through confusion with isle) CROSS REFERENCE: axi, pen2, pter NOTE: The words in this family are entered as simple roots, even though they are article + root. S. , palace of the Moorish kings near Granada, Spain; from Alhambra is Alhambresque, like the Alhambra, especially in richness of ornamentation] A Thesaurus of English Word Roots 16 Element From al2 (cont’d) Meaning [the] al3 Latin to nourish alere fr.

Capable of reacting chemically either as an acid or as a base) PREFIXED ROOT: The following are examples of this prefix. Other words are listed in the families to which it is attached. Examples: amphibian, amphibrach, amphimacer, amphora DISGUISED ROOT: ampul, ampulla (nearly round bottle with two handles, used by the ancient Greeks and Romans; in anatomy, a sac or dilated part of a tube or canal, as of a milk duct in a mammary gland), ampullaceous (shaped like an ampulla or bladder) MYTHOLOGY: Amphion (he built a wall around Thebes by charming the stones into place with a lyre) CROSS REFERENCE: ambi, circ, peri SIMPLE ROOT: ample (large in size, scope; spacious; more than enough; adequate; SYNONYMS: abundant, copious, plentiful, profuse) {amply}, amplitude (SYNONYMS: abundance, magnitude, scope, size) PREFIXED ROOT: preamplifier (an auxiliary) (pre before) LEADING ROOT COMPOUND: amplification, amplifier, amplify (facere to make) NB: Example is listed under emp-.

ITALIAN: animato (in music, with animation) PLACE NAME: Las Animas, CO CROSS REFERENCE: bio, hal2, pneu, spir1, vit, zo NOTE: This root comprises an, not + isos, equal. ; lasting or living only one year or season, as some plants; as a noun, a book, magazine, or report published once a year) {annually}, annualize annuary (yearbook, annual) annuitant, annuity (a payment of a fixed sum of money at regular intervals of time, especially yearly) A Thesaurus of English Word Roots 34 Element ann (cont’d) From Meaning [year] Examples PREFIXED ROOT: ann: biannual (coming twice a year; semiannual; compare biennial) (bi two) semiannual (same as biannual: done, happening, appearing, etc.

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