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By Horace Gerald Danner

ISBN-10: 1442233257

ISBN-13: 9781442233256

Horace G. Danner’s A word list of English be aware Roots is a compendium of the most-used notice roots of the English language. As Timothy B. Noone notes in his foreword: “Dr. Danner’s e-book permits you not just to accumulate your passive English vocabulary, leading to note attractiveness wisdom, but additionally can provide the rudiments for constructing your lively 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 may accomplish that exponentially as your wisdom of the roots in English phrases and your corresponding skill to decode unusual phrases grows apace. this is often the start of a very good psychological linguistic library: so enjoy!”

In A glossary of English note Roots, all observe roots are indexed alphabetically, besides the Greek or Latin phrases from which they derive, including the roots’ unique meanings. If the present which means of somebody 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 through phrases the place the foundation falls at the back of the notice, e.g., acouesthesia and acoumeter. those phrases are via phrases the place the foundation falls within the heart or the top, as in such phrases as bradyacusia and odynacusis.. during this demeanour, A word list of English notice Roots locations the be aware in as many notice households as there are parts within the notice.

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

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Nuestra Señora Reina de los Angeles, Our Lady, Queen of the Angels) LITERARY WORK: “Evangeline,” a poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-82) NOTE: Do not confuse this element with angle, to fish (with a hook); angle (in geometry), or the Angles (Angles of England). All these words are derived from Greek angkos, hook, or angkylos, bent. See ang1. , eel) snake; snakelike), anguineous LEADING ROOT COMPOUND: angui: anguiform (forma shape) anguipes (snake-footed, as in certain statues) (pes foot) anguilli: anguilliform (in the shape of an eel) (forma shape) CROSS REFERENCE: herpe, ophi life principle, NOTE: Many cultures link breath and spirit, believing that the breath, soul, spirit leaves the body with the last breath.

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.

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.

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