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By Horace Gerald Danner

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ISBN-13: 9781442233256

Horace G. Danner’s A glossary of English note Roots is a compendium of the most-used observe 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 reputation wisdom, but additionally grants the rudiments for constructing your energetic English vocabulary, making it attainable to deduce the that means of phrases with that you are usually not but familiar. Your wisdom can now extend and should accomplish that exponentially as your wisdom of the roots in English phrases and your corresponding skill to decode surprising phrases grows apace. this is often the start of a good psychological linguistic library: so enjoy!”

In A glossary of English note Roots, all observe roots are indexed alphabetically, in addition to 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 include the basis are then indexed, beginning with their prefixes, for instance, dysacousia, hyperacousia. those root-starting phrases then are by means of phrases the place the basis falls in the back of the be aware, e.g., acouesthesia and acoumeter. those phrases are through phrases the place the basis falls within the heart or the tip, as in such phrases as bradyacusia and odynacusis.. during this demeanour, A word list of English observe Roots areas the be aware in as many note households as there are components within the notice.

This paintings will curiosity linguists and philologists and a person drawn to the etymological features of English language.

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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-.

A freehold estate: opposed to feud) {allodial} CROSS REFERENCE: None See elee- for almoner, alms. , a melting together; the contraction into one syllable of two adjacent vowels, usu. ) [et al. , 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. 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-.

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