A Thesaurus of English Word Roots by Horace Gerald Danner

By Horace Gerald Danner

Horace G. Danner’s A glossary of English observe 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 observe reputation wisdom, but additionally delivers the rudiments for constructing your energetic English vocabulary, making it attainable to deduce the that means of phrases with that you aren't but familiar. Your wisdom can now extend and should achieve this exponentially as your wisdom of the roots in English phrases and your corresponding skill to decode unusual phrases grows apace. this can be the start of an exceptional psychological linguistic library: so enjoy!”

In A glossary of English notice Roots, all be aware roots are indexed alphabetically, besides the Greek or Latin phrases from which they derive, including the roots’ unique meanings. If the present that means of anyone root differs from the unique that means, that's indexed in a separate column. within the examples column, the phrases which include the basis are then indexed, beginning with their prefixes, for instance, dysacousia, hyperacousia. those root-starting phrases then are by way of phrases the place the foundation falls in the back of the observe, e.g., acouesthesia and acoumeter. those phrases are by means of phrases the place the basis falls within the heart or the top, as in such phrases as bradyacusia and odynacusis.. during this demeanour, A glossary of English observe Roots locations the observe in as many note households as there are components within the be aware.

This paintings will curiosity linguists and philologists and a person attracted to the etymological facets 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.

In a sense, that which is before (ante-), is near, or against (anti-). Greek anti- is listed separately. , for defense against attack; any defense or bulwark) (re, again + ante, before + parare, to prepare) vanguard (from French avant, before + garde) vantage (aphetic of advantage) LAW: ab ante (shortened from ab antecedente; before, in advance; for example, a legislature cannot agree ab ante to any modification or amendment to a law which a third person may make) antea (formerly; heretofore) ante-factum (done before; an act previously done) antejuramentum (in Saxon law, a preliminary or preparatory oath, required by both the accuser and the accused; the accuser swearing that he/she would prosecute the criminal, and the accused making oath that he/she was innocent of the crime with which he/she was charged) DOUBLETS: advance:advantage TRIPLETS: ancient:antic:antique UNBOUND COMPOUND: penny ante (a game of poker in which the ante or limit is a very small amount, as one cent; any trifling undertaking) PLACE NAMES: Antler, ND; Antlers, OK NB: Antenna, from Latin antema, sail yard, is not in this family; neither is antelope.

Algae) {algal}, algin LEADING ROOT COMPOUND: algi: algicide (a substance used to prevent or get rid of algae, esp. ; a freehold estate: opposed to feud) {allodial} CROSS REFERENCE: None See elee- for almoner, alms. , a melting together; the contraction into one syllable of two adjacent vowels, usu. ) [et al. , walking, or going, before; an introductory statement, introduction; SYNONYMS: foreword, preface, introduction, prologue); capitalized, the introductory statement of the United States Constitution, setting forth the principles of American government and beginning with the words, "We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union.

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