A Thesaurus of English Word Roots by Horace Gerald Danner

By Horace Gerald Danner

Horace G. Danner’s A glossary of English observe Roots is a compendium of the most-used be aware roots of the English language. As Timothy B. Noone notes in his foreword: “Dr. Danner’s e-book permits you not just to accumulate your passive English vocabulary, leading to notice attractiveness wisdom, but in addition promises the rudiments for constructing your lively English vocabulary, making it attainable to deduce the which means of phrases with that you will not be but familiar. Your wisdom can now extend and may achieve this exponentially as your know-how of the roots in English phrases and your corresponding skill to decode surprising phrases grows apace. this is often the start of a great psychological linguistic library: so enjoy!”

In A word list of English notice 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 a person root differs from the unique which 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 by means of phrases the place the foundation falls within the heart or the tip, as in such phrases as bradyacusia and odynacusis.. during this demeanour, A glossary of English observe Roots locations the notice in as many notice households as there are components within the be aware.

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

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ITALIAN: animato (in music, with animation) PLACE NAME: Las Animas, CO CROSS REFERENCE: bio, hal2, pneu, spir1, vit, zo NOTE: This root comprises an, not + isos, equal. ; lasting or living only one year or season, as some plants; as a noun, a book, magazine, or report published once a year) {annually}, annualize annuary (yearbook, annual) annuitant, annuity (a payment of a fixed sum of money at regular intervals of time, especially yearly) A Thesaurus of English Word Roots 34 Element ann (cont’d) From Meaning [year] Examples PREFIXED ROOT: ann: biannual (coming twice a year; semiannual; compare biennial) (bi two) semiannual (same as biannual: done, happening, appearing, etc.

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-.

Amygdalate (of, or like almonds) amygdalin (a glucoside present in bitter almonds) amygdaline (of, or like an almond or almonds; also, having to do with the tonsils) LEADING ROOT COMPOUND: amygdaloid (almondshaped; also, designating or of a volcanic rock having small bubble holes filled with secondary minerals; as a noun, this rock) (eidos shape) FRENCH: amandine (prepared or garnished with thinly sliced almonds) ENGLISH: almond CROSS REFERENCE: None starch NOTE: This root is derived from amylon (aleuron)—(meal) not ground at the mill (aleuron, meal + a, negative + myle, mill).

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