A Thesaurus of English Word Roots by Horace Gerald Danner

By Horace Gerald Danner

Horace G. Danner’s A glossary of English notice 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 popularity wisdom, but in addition can provide the rudiments for constructing your energetic English vocabulary, making it attainable to deduce the that means of phrases with that you usually are not but familiar. Your wisdom can now extend and may accomplish that exponentially as your know-how of the roots in English phrases and your corresponding skill to decode strange phrases grows apace. this is often the start of an excellent psychological linguistic library: so enjoy!”

In A word list of English note Roots, all be aware roots are indexed alphabetically, besides the Greek or Latin phrases from which they derive, including the roots’ unique meanings. If the present which means of someone 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 via phrases the place the basis falls in the back of the observe, e.g., acouesthesia and acoumeter. those phrases are by means of phrases the place the basis falls within the heart or the tip, as in such phrases as bradyacusia and odynacusis.. during this demeanour, A glossary of English note Roots locations the notice in as many be aware households as there are parts within the notice.

This paintings will curiosity linguists and philologists and someone 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.

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).

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.

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