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Latin Roots

Common Latin Roots

Latin WordMeaning
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
manu 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 to 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
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