Flashcards in Greek/Latin Roots Deck (28):
"hear" or "listen"
birth or kind
a prefix applied to various parts of speech, meaning “ill,” “mistaken,” “wrong,” “wrongly,” “incorrectly,”
any object, action, event, pattern, etc., that conveys a meaning.a token; indication.
a keen sense of what to say or do to avoid giving offense; skill in dealing with difficult or delicate situations.
Usually, specs. specification
anything done, being done, or to be done; deed; performance:
“pertaining to stars or celestial bodies, or to activities, as spaceflight, taking place outside the earth's atmosphere,”
civ & civil. These ROOT-WORDS are CIV & CIVIL which come from the Latin civis CITIZEN. That is what you must think of when you see CIV & CITIZEN: No. 1, relating to a citizen; No. 2, science of citizenship, etc.
Informal. hydroelectric power.
a combining form meaning “light” (photobiology); also used to represent “photographic” or “photograph” in the formation of compound words:
cit, civ, poli, polis, polit. The Greek & Latin roots that mean citizen, city, or state. civilization. The word that identifies a group of people, such as the ancient Greeks, who live together in a complex society. police.
A scop (/ʃɒp/ or /skɒp/) was a poet as represented in Old English poetry. The scop is the Anglo-Saxon counterpart of the Old Norse skald, with the important difference that "skald" was applied to historical persons, and "scop" is used, for the most part, to designate oral poets within Old English literature.
The Latin root word scrib and its variant script both mean “write.” These roots are the word origin of a fair number of English vocabulary words, including scribe, describe, postscript, and manuscript.
The Latin root word mal means “bad” or “evil.” This root is the word origin of many English vocabulary words, including malformed, maltreat, and malice. You can recall that mal means “bad” through malfunction, or a “badly” working part, and that it means “evil” through malice, or intentional “evil” done to another.
at or to the place.