Greek and Latin Roots

The following is a list of Greek and Latin roots we will be learning and the order in which we learn them. These roots should help the students increase their comprehension, their vocabulary, and thier spelling skills.

Unit 1 Vocabulary

1. Auto- self
2. Bio- life
3. Centri- center
4. Chrono- time
5. Crypto- hidden, secret
6. geo- Earth
7. –gram something written
8. –graphy to write
9. audio sound; hearing
10. helio- the sun
11. –logy science of
12. –meter measuring device
13. moro- fool
14. philo- love of
15. –phobia fear, hatred
16. soph- wisdom
17. biblio- book
18. ento- insect
19. path feelings,suffering,disease

Unit 2 Vocabulary

1. anthrop(o) man; human
2. mis hate, bad, wrong
3. arch- first; chief; ancient; ruler of government
4. –crac rule
5. –cide to kill
6. gen- birth, race, kind
7. thermo- heat
8. tele- far
9. poly- many
10. dem(o) people
11. –gam(os) marriage
12. nomen, nomin, name
nym

Unit 3 Vocabulary

1. phon- sound
2. photo- light
3. bene- good
4. hydr- water
5. pseudo false
6. astro star
7. mega- great, large
8. micro- small
9. nom- knowledge, rule



Unit 4 Vocabulary

1. pod/ped foot
2. scop to see
3. hyper over, excessive
4. anti, ant against
5. peri around, near
6. sym, syn same, together
7. pyr fire
8. hypo under, less than
9. polis, polit city, citizen


Unit 5 Vocab.

Latin Greek Meaning

Uni mon, mono one
Bi, du di two
Tri tri three
Quad, quart tetro four
Quin penta five
Sext hex six
Sept hept seven
Oct oct eight
Non, nov enne nine
Dec dec ten


Unit 6 Vocab.

1. multi many
2. semi half
3. demi half
4. sol alone
5. mill thousand
6. equi equal
7. hemi half
8. omni all
9. cent hundred
10. kilo thousand

Unit 7 Vocab

1. aqu(a) water
2. dict to say, speak
3. capit head
4. carn flesh
5. corp body
6. val farewell
7. duc(t) lead
8. mal bad
9. scrib, script write
10. spec, spic look, see
11. circum around




Unit 8 Vocab.

1. gyn woman
2. ped child
3. card heart
4. amor love
5. the god
6. pat(er) father
7. mat(er) mother
8. frat(er) brother
9. soror sister
10. vir man