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Roots / Afix, Sphix,

parts of the meaning word

TermDefinition
mania A combining form of mania (megalomania); extended to mean “enthusiasm, often of an extreme and transient nature,” for that specified by the initial element ( bibliomania).
ego As a term in metaphysics, from Latin ego "I"
gauche From French gauche "left" (15c., replacing Old French senestre in that sense), originally "awkward, awry," from Middle French gauchir "turn aside, swerve," from Old French gaucher "trample, reel, walk clumsily,"
gyne A combining form meaning “woman,” “female,” used in the formation of compound words:
andros accuring to the final element of "male"
ambi a prefix occurring in loanwords from Latin, meaning “both” ( ambiguous) and “around” ( ambient); used in the formation of compound words:
dexter on the right side.
alter to make different in some particular, as size, style, course, or the like; modify:
monos a combining form meaning “alone,” “single,” “one”
intro a prefix, meaning “inwardly,” “within,” occurring in loanwords from Latin ( introspection); occasionally used in the formation of new words ( introjection).
bi a combining form meaning “twice,” “two,” used in the formation of compound words:
verto to turn
extro word-forming element meaning "outwards," a variant of extra- by influence of intro-.
cetrum center - latin
misein hate
amthropos a learned borrowing from Greek meaning “human,” used in the formation of compound words:
gamos a combining form meaning “joined, united,” “joining, union,” used in the formation of compound words:
asketes strict self-discipline or self-control, as for religious or meditative purposes. monks
polys a maneuver or stratagem, as in conversation, to gain the advantage.
sinister of or on the left side; left - evil- bad
-y a native English suffix of adjectives meaning “characterized by or inclined to” the substance or action of the word or stem to which the suffix is attached."Sometimes used to mean “allowing, fostering, or bringing about” the specified action
-ous a suffix forming adjectives that have the general sense “possessing, full of” a given quality ( covetous; glorious; nervous; wondrous); -
-ity a suffix used to form abstract nouns expressing state or condition:
-ist a suffix of nouns, often corresponding to verbs ending in -ize or nouns ending in -ism, that denote a person who practices or is concerned with something, or holds certain principles, doctrines, etc.
Created by: ethandalt