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By Horace Gerald Danner

ISBN-10: 1442233257

ISBN-13: 9781442233256

Horace G. Danner’s A word list of English observe Roots is a compendium of the most-used be aware roots of the English language. As Timothy B. Noone notes in his foreword: “Dr. Danner’s ebook permits you not just to accumulate your passive English vocabulary, leading to notice attractiveness wisdom, but additionally can provide the rudiments for constructing your energetic English vocabulary, making it attainable to deduce the which means of phrases with that you aren't but familiar. Your wisdom can now extend and may accomplish that exponentially as your know-how of the roots in English phrases and your corresponding skill to decode surprising phrases grows apace. this can be the start of an excellent psychological linguistic library: so enjoy!”

In A glossary of English notice Roots, all notice roots are indexed alphabetically, besides the Greek or Latin phrases from which they derive, including the roots’ unique meanings. If the present which 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 basis are then indexed, beginning with their prefixes, for instance, dysacousia, hyperacousia. those root-starting phrases then are via phrases the place the basis falls in the back of the notice, e.g., acouesthesia and acoumeter. those phrases are via phrases the place the foundation falls within the heart or the tip, as in such phrases as bradyacusia and odynacusis.. during this demeanour, A glossary of English note Roots areas the note in as many be aware households as there are components within the notice.

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

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Midday flower; a flower) (mesos mid + hemera day) DISGUISED ROOT: andiron (a grate used to hold wood in a fireplace; original meaning “heifer,” from its “sprouting” as a new animal) CROSS REFERENCE: flor SIMPLE ROOT: anthracene (a product of coal-tar distillation) anthracite (a hard coal, which gives much heat but little flame and smoke) anthrax (an infectious disease, esp.

Capable of reacting chemically either as an acid or as a base) PREFIXED ROOT: The following are examples of this prefix. Other words are listed in the families to which it is attached. Examples: amphibian, amphibrach, amphimacer, amphora DISGUISED ROOT: ampul, ampulla (nearly round bottle with two handles, used by the ancient Greeks and Romans; in anatomy, a sac or dilated part of a tube or canal, as of a milk duct in a mammary gland), ampullaceous (shaped like an ampulla or bladder) MYTHOLOGY: Amphion (he built a wall around Thebes by charming the stones into place with a lyre) CROSS REFERENCE: ambi, circ, peri SIMPLE ROOT: ample (large in size, scope; spacious; more than enough; adequate; SYNONYMS: abundant, copious, plentiful, profuse) {amply}, amplitude (SYNONYMS: abundance, magnitude, scope, size) PREFIXED ROOT: preamplifier (an auxiliary) (pre before) LEADING ROOT COMPOUND: amplification, amplifier, amplify (facere to make) NB: Example is listed under emp-.

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. . , capable of reacting chemically either as an acid or as a base) PREFIXED ROOT: The following are examples of this prefix. Other words are listed in the families to which it is attached.

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