List Of Common Greek Root Words


List of Common Greek Root Words
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Most common greek root words


aero - air : aerobics, aerodynamics, aeronautics, aerate
arch - ruler or leader: monarch, archbishop, matriarch
ast - star : astronaut, astronomy, disaster, asterisk, asteroid
biblio - book : bibliography, Bible, bibliotherapy
bio - life : biology, biography, biochemistry, biopsy, biosphere
chron - time : chronological, synchronize, chronicle, chronic
cosm - universe : cosmonaut, cosmos, cosmopolitan, microcosm
cycl - circle or ring : bicycle, cyclone, cycle, encyclopedia, recycle
dem - people : democracy, demography, endemic, epidemic
gen - birth or race : generation, generate, genocide, progeny, genealogy
geo - earth : geography, geometry, geology, geophysics
gnos - know : diagnose, prognosis, agnostic
gram - letter or written : telegram, diagram, grammar, epigram, monogram
graph - write : photograph, phonograph, autograph, biography, graphite
mech - machine : mechanic, mechanism, mechanize
meter - measure : thermometer, centimeter, diameter, barometer
onym - name : synonym antonym, pseudonym, anonymous
opt - eye : optician, optometrist, optic, optical
ortho - straight or right : orthodontist, orthodox, orthopedist, orthography
path - disease or feeling : pathology, sympathy, empathy
ped - child : pedagogy, pediatrician, encyclopedia
phon - sound : phonograph, symphony, telephone, microphone, phonics
photo - light : photograph, telephoto, photosynthesis, photogenic
poli - city : metropolis, cosmopolitan, police, political
psych - mind or soul : psychology, psyche, psychopath, psychiatrist
saur - lizard : dinosaur, brontosaurus, stegosaurus
scop - see : microscope, telescope, periscope, stethoscope
soph - wise : philosopher, sophomore, sophisticated
therm - heat : terminal, terminate, determine, exterminate


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