Wordorigins.org Etymological maps Etymologically Speaking... From the old Arabic word "hashshshin," which meant, "someone who is addicted to hash," that is, marijuana. Originally refered to a group of warriors who would smoke up before battle. Aaron White adds: You may want to explore the fact that the hashshshins were somewhat of a voodoo-ized grand conspiracy scapegoat cult (the very fact of their existence is impossible to confirm). They supposedly were a secret society (a la the FreeMasons) which was influential in every middle eastern court from Persia to Bangladesh. They were supposedly a brotherhood of assasins, devoted to their caballa and its secrecy, protected by an unlimited number of fanatical followers and unlimited material wealth. Assassination was their favorite method of instituting their power (see the Zoroastrian lore of the eunich priest Arachmenes and his assistance to Darius and Xerxes in their rise to/fall from power). R.
European Maps Showing Origins Of Common Words U.S. playwright Rita Mae Brown said: "Language is the road map of a culture. It tells you where its people come from and where they are going." That quote comes to mind looking at these fascinating European etymology maps of various commons words posted by reddit user sp07, which provide a kind of cultural commentary on Europe. The word for "church" shows the influence of ancient Greece: imgur/u/Bezbojnicul "Bear" appears to be influenced by Russia, where largest brown bear population in Europe can be found. Another reddit user noted that "pi" is a prefix for "beer" in several European countries while the "pi" in the Mandarin Chinese word for beer, 啤酒 pi jiu, is a loan word from Europe. "Apple" has a lot of diversity: Notice how the word in Finland and Estonia may come from a Indo-Iranian origin. "Orange" is an interesting one. "Garoful," the ancient Greek word for "rose," only remains in northeastern Italy. imgur/u/Bezbojnicul
Getting English words, word lists, word knowledge, vocabulary words, and indexes of science and technology terms with vocabulary quizzes or word tests for learning English vocabulary The Tower of Babel << Home Page The Tower of Babel An International Etymological Database Project Participants (so far): The Russian State University of the Humanities (Center of Comparative Linguistics) The Moscow Jewish University The Russian Academy of Sciences (Dept. of History and Philology) The Santa Fe Institute (New Mexico, USA) The City University of Hong Kong The Leiden University The main goal of the project is to join efforts in the research of long range connections between established linguistic families of the world. Every person or organization interested in this noble task is invited to join.
Root Words Teacher Tips I have always used root words as a quick class opener. I have even used them when my school sprang for the Sadlier-Oxford books as the two work well together. Forty years ago, way back at Millwood, my first school, the teachers developed a list of root words as part of a comprehensive 7-12 vocabulary program. We divided this extensive list of roots between grade levels and expected kids to be taught and to master about 50 at every grade level. Of course, that means each kid had at least 300 major roots in head by graduation. For my part, now that I am no longer part of a compre-hensive system, I went with a core 120 roots broken into 10-root sets in My Root Sets. I write two or three on the board every day and we brainstorm derivatives. I am very proud of the Root Word Tests since I use a big list of roots that I call My Root Dictionary. The students tell me that knowing roots consciously is very helpful on the ACT and SAT. Useful Websites Teacher Resources Check out Neo below:
Root Words, Roots and Affixes Many English words are formed by taking basic words and adding combinations of prefixes and suffixes to them. A basic word to which affixes (prefixes and suffixes) are added is called a root word because it forms the basis of a new word. The root word is also a word in its own right. For example, the word lovely consists of the word love and the suffix -ly. In contrast, a root is the basis of a new word, but it does not typically form a stand-alone word on its own. For example, the word reject is made up of the prefix re- and the Latin root ject, which is not a stand-alone word. Common Latin and Greek roots Download a copy of the Common Latin Roots chart below. Download a copy of the Common Greek Roots chart below. Affixes One method of understanding the meanings of new words is to analyze the different parts of the word and the meanings of those parts. Download a copy of the Common Prefixes chart below. Download a copy of the Common Suffixes chart below.
Latin and Greek Word Elements English is a living language, and it is growing all the time. One way that new words come into the language is when words are borrowed from other languages. New words are also created when words or word elements, such as roots, prefixes, and suffixes, are combined in new ways. Many English words and word elements can be traced back to Latin and Greek. Often you can guess the meaning of an unfamiliar word if you know the meaning. A word root is a part of a word. Information Please® Database, © 2012 Pearson Education, Inc. More on Latin and Greek Word Elements from Infoplease: Crossword Puzzle Guide - Get tips for solving puzzles, a history of the crossword, word lists and more.Come Under - Come Under (To).
Numerical Adjectives, Greek and Latin Number Prefixes Numerical Prefixes In this page, I discuss a curious set of unusual words: adjectives and nouns for numerical values or multiples. What do you call a group of eleven musicians? An athletic competition with six events? An event that recurs every twenty years? In general, these words are made by combining a prefix derived from Latin or Greek number words and a suffix indicating the type or category of the thing being counted. Latin prefixes (uni, bi, tri ...) are normally used for the following categories. mathematical bases "-al" adjectives of relation "-nary" groups of musicians "-tet" words for multiples of something "-uple" number of years between two events "-ennial" number of sides of something "-lateral" words for large numbers / exponents "-illion" less common categories: number of leaflets or petals on a leaf or flower "-foliate", chemical valencies "-valent"; division into parts "-partite" or "-fid". So far, so good. So far, we've stuck to the numbers 1 through 12.
Word Roots - Prefixes, Greek and Latin Roots Word Roots Learning Centers Word Roots Mixed Review Word Roots Review Word Roots Review (includes Greek and Latin word roots sections) Activities Word Roots Circle all of the words that have a prefix Fill in the missing prefix and then write a sentence using the word Circle all of the words that have a suffix Fill in the missing suffix and then write a sentence using the word Fill in blanks with meanings of roots (printable #1) Fill in blanks with meanings of roots (printable #2) Circle the correct definition for the prefix Circle the correct prefix for the definition Circle the correct definition for the Greek root Circle the correct definition for the Latin root Circle the correct Greek root for the definition Circle the correct Latin root for the definition Read and Color Prefix Lesson Greek Roots Review - Puzzles using 29 Greek Roots for edHelper.com (high school or the everything package) subscribers - Not a Member? Greek Lesson Latin Lesson
Word Root Of The Day Archive | Membean « Previous12345Next » #133 Oct 01, 16 rog ask, request The Latin root word rog means “ask.” This Latin root is the word origin of a fair number of English vocabulary words, including interrogate, arrogant, and prerogative. Read more #132 Sep 15, 16 ob- against Prefixes are key morphemes in English vocabulary that begin words. Read more #131 Sep 01, 16 epi- upon, over Prefixes are key morphemes in English vocabulary that begin words. Read more #130 May 16, 16 spir breathe The Latin root word spir means “breathe.” Read more #129 May 02, 16 volv roll The Latin root word volv and its variants volut and volt mean “roll” or “turn round.” Read more #128 Apr 15, 16 posit placed, put The Latin root word posit means “placed.” Read more #127 Apr 01, 16 voc call The Latin root word voc and its variant vok both mean “call.” Read more #126 Mar 15, 16 dia- through Prefixes are key morphemes in English vocabulary that begin words. Read more #125 Mar 01, 16 extra- outside Read more #124 Feb 15, 16 equ equal Read more #123 Feb 01, 16 fid dis- ego
111 Greek and Latin Roots for Gifted Learners 111 Greek and Latin Word Parts To differentiate spelling and vocabulary for my gifted students, I incorporate words with Greek and Latin origins. This list is a compilation of 111 Greek and Latin roots with meanings and an example English word. Groups of Five Related Words In addition to the list of 111 word parts, I made 35 groups of 5 related words. Five Task Cards I also developed several activities for working with these words parts. Think Like An InventorGreekymons! Immediate Download Comes as a zip file with both PDF (for printing) and Word versions (in case you want to make changes).
List of Greek and Latin roots in English Some of those used in medicine and medical terminology are not listed here but instead in Wikipedia's List of medical roots, suffixes and prefixes. A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V X Z See also References External links