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Word Origins

Latin Prefixes and Their Meanings

MAN manus (hand)
FER fero (to carry, to bear, to bring)
MORT mortuus (dead)
TEMPOR tempus, temporis (time)
CRED credo, credere (to believe)
SACR sacer (holy, sacred)
SEQ, SEC sequor (to follow)
DUC, DUCT duco, ducere (to lead, to take)
COGNO, NOT- cognosco & nosco (to know)
SCRIB, SCRIPT scribo, scriptus (to write)
DIC, DICT dico, dicere (to say)
NOM, NYM nomen, nominis (name)
SED, SESS sedeo (to sit)
TRACT, TRAC traho, tractus (to pull or drag)
LUC lux, lucis (light)
SCI, SCIEN scio, scientia (to know)
BI binus (twice, two at a time)
PED, POD pedis (foot)
MATER, MATRI mater (mother)
CEED, CEDE, CESS cedo, cessus (to go, move, grant, yield)
NAT, NASC nascor, natus (to be born)
MON, MONIT moneo, monitus (to warn or advise)
FID fides; fidelis (faith, faithful, loyal)
MAL malus (bad)
BEN, BON bonus; bene (good or well)
SPECT, SPIC specto, spicio (to look at or watch)
TERR terra (earth)
CANT, CHANT cano, cantatus (to sing)
LEX, LEG lex, legis (law)
GEN gens, gentis (family, tribe, clan)
VID, VIS video, visus (to see)
VENE, VENT venio, venturus (to come)
MAGN magnus (great, big, or strong)
AQUA aqua (water)
PRIM primum (first)
FUG, FUGE fugio (to flee)
AMBI, AMPH ambi (both)
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