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Latin Vocabulary

Latin roots, prefixes and suffixes

ab- from; away from
ad- to; motion toward; addition to
aero- air
amphi- both, around
an- not
ante- before
anti- against; opposite; reverse
ap- to; nearest to
auto- self
bene- good
bi- two
circum- around
co-, con- together
contra- against
de- opposite of; away from; former
dis- opposite
ex- out; beyond; besides
for- not
fore- before
hyper- more than normal; too much
il- not
im- into
im- not
in- not; go into
inter- among; between
intra- within
ir- not
mal- wrong; bad
mis- wrong; bad
non- not; opposite of
ob- against
per- through
post- after
pre- before
pro- before; for; in support of
pro- forward
re- back; again
retro- backward
se- apart
self- of the self
semi- half, partly
sub- under; beneath
super- over
trans- across; over
ultra extremely
un- not
sur- over; above
act to do, drive
alt high
ann, enn year
aqua water
aster, astro star
aud to hear
biblio, bibli book
bio life
cede to go; yield
cent one hundred
graph, gram to write, draw, record
hab to have, to hold; to dwell
hydro water
hypo under, below
jur, jus, judic law, right, judgment
leg law, right, judgment
loc place
logue, logo idea, word, speech, reason
mau hand
med, medi middle
meter, metr measure
morph form
micro small
mono one
mov, mob, mot to move
noc, nox night
ped foot
peri around
petr rock
phon sound, voice
photo light
port carry
pyr fire
sci to know
scope to see
scrib, script to write
sign mark
spec, spect, spic to see, look at, behold
syn, sym together
techn art, skill
temp time
therm heat
tract to pull, draw
vis, vid to see, look
volve roll
-able able to be
-ade action or process
-al, -ial of; like; relating to; suitable for
-ance act; process; quality; state of being
-ant one who
-ary of; like; relating to
-ate characteristic of; to become
-cle, -icle small
-cy fact or state of being
-dom state or quality of
-ence act or state of being
-ent doing; having; showing
-er one who; that which
-ery place for; act, practice of
-esque like
-ess female
-ful full of
-ible capable of being
-ic relating to; characteristic of
-ify to make; to cause to be
-ion act, condition; state of being
-ive of; relating to; belonging to; tending to
-ize make; cause to be; subject to
-less without
-let small
-like like; characteristic of
-logy study or theory of
-ly every
-ly like; characteristic of
-ly resembling
-ment action or process
-ment state or quality of being
-or one who
-ous having; full of; characterized by
-ship state or quality of being
-some like; tending to be
-tude state or quality of being
-y charterized by
Created by: summersunhughes



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