A Thesaurus of English Word Roots by Horace Gerald Danner PDF

By Horace Gerald Danner

ISBN-10: 1442233257

ISBN-13: 9781442233256

Horace G. Danner’s A glossary 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 publication permits you not just to accumulate your passive English vocabulary, leading to observe reputation 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 should not but familiar. Your wisdom can now extend and should accomplish that exponentially as your understanding of the roots in English phrases and your corresponding skill to decode unusual phrases grows apace. this is often the start of an outstanding psychological linguistic library: so enjoy!”

In A glossary of English be aware Roots, all note 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 that means, that's indexed in a separate column. within the examples column, the phrases which comprise the foundation 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 at the back of the be aware, 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 glossary of English be aware Roots locations the be aware in as many notice households as there are components within the note.

This paintings will curiosity linguists and philologists and somebody attracted to the etymological features of English language.

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Adobe, amber, ameer, apricot, arsenal, artichoke, assassin, azimuth, azure, burnoose, caliber, caliph, camise, candy, carafe, carat, cassock, checkmate, cipher, coffee, cotton, drub, emir, fakir, gazelle, ghoul, hegira, lute, magazine, mattress, minaret, mohair, monsoon, mortise, myrrh, nabob, nadir, Ramadan, safari, saffron, Sahara, salaam, sequin, sheik, sherbet, sirocco, spinach, sugar, sultan, Swahili, syrup, talcum, talisman, tariff, zenith, zero. , old man; but meaning in Old English, chief, prince) CROSS REFERENCE: nurt, troph SIMPLE ROOT: alacrity (eager willingness or readiness) ITALIAN MUSIC TERMS: allegretto (moderately fast; faster than andante, but slower than allegro) allegro (fast; faster than allegretto but not so fast as presto) CROSS REFERENCE: None SIMPLE ROOT: alb (from alba vestis, white cloak; a white vestment worn by a priest) alba (Provençal, dawn; the stylized dawn love song of Provençal troubadour literature) albarium (a thin, white stucco) A Thesaurus of English Word Roots 17 Element From alb (cont’d) Meaning [white] alc Greek alkimos strong alea Latin alea chance, a dice game aleph Hebrew aleph ox first letter of Hebrew alphabet Examples ALBEDO, albescent (turning white) albinism, albino (a person with deficient pigmentation, exhibited by milky or translucent skin, white or colorless hair; birds and animals may also be albino) albite (a milky white variety of plagioclase, occurring in many rocks, including granite) albugineous (of or resembling a tough white layer of fibrous body, as the white of the eye) album, albumen (white of an egg), albumin (white protein substance), albuminate, albuminous, albumose alburnum (sapwood) LEADING ROOT COMPOUND: albuminoid (eidos form) albuminosis (osis condition) albuminuria (the abnormal presence of albumin in the urine) (uria urine condition) DISGUISED ROOT: abele (the white poplar tree) aubade (a piece of music composed for performance in the morning) (French; from Spanish albada; from Provençal alba, which see) auburn (influenced by Middle English brun, brown; thus, reddish brown) daub (to smear with sticky matter) (de intensive + albus) ENGLISH: elf (literal sense: whitish figure in the mist), elfin, elfish, elflock(s) GREEK COGNATE: alphosis (leukoderma: dull-white leprosy) POETIC NAME OF ENGLAND: Albion (from its White Cliffs of Dover) PLACE NAMES: Alba (MI, MO, TX) INTERDISCIPLINARY: ALBEDO [in astronomy, the reflecting power of a planet or satellite, expressed as a ratio of reflected light to the total amount falling on the surface; in botany, the spongy white tissue on the inside of a rind in citrus fruit; in engineering, the reflecting ability of an object] NB: The following Arabic words, though similarly spelled, are not in this family.

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. ] 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.

See al2. , 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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