A Thesaurus of English Word Roots by Horace Gerald Danner

By Horace Gerald Danner

Horace G. Danner’s A word list of English notice Roots is a compendium of the most-used note 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 be aware popularity wisdom, but in addition provides 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 accomplish that exponentially as your know-how of the roots in English phrases and your corresponding skill to decode unexpected phrases grows apace. this is often the start of an excellent psychological linguistic library: so enjoy!”

In A glossary of English be aware Roots, all notice 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 somebody root differs from the unique which 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 via 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 center or the tip, as in such phrases as bradyacusia and odynacusis.. during this demeanour, A word list of English be aware Roots areas the be aware in as many observe households as there are parts within the notice.

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

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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. ] 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.

Amygdalate (of, or like almonds) amygdalin (a glucoside present in bitter almonds) amygdaline (of, or like an almond or almonds; also, having to do with the tonsils) LEADING ROOT COMPOUND: amygdaloid (almondshaped; also, designating or of a volcanic rock having small bubble holes filled with secondary minerals; as a noun, this rock) (eidos shape) FRENCH: amandine (prepared or garnished with thinly sliced almonds) ENGLISH: almond CROSS REFERENCE: None starch NOTE: This root is derived from amylon (aleuron)—(meal) not ground at the mill (aleuron, meal + a, negative + myle, mill).

NOTE: This root consists of an- not + nomos law, but is extended to mean irregular, unusual. Some authorities regard this root as coming from an, not + homos, same. 1 seconds) CROSS REFERENCE: nom1 NOTE: Though anti- is usually classified as a Greek prefix and ante-, a Latin prefix, both are derived from a single IE source. 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.

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