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Glossary of Greek Bases, Prefixes, and Suffixes

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BIBLI-
BOOK
CANON-
RULE
CRYPT-, CRYPH-
HIDDEN, SECRET
CYCL-
CIRCLE, WHEEL
GLOSS-, GLOT(T)-
TONGUE, LANGUAGE
ICON-
IMAGE
MIM-
TO IMITATE
OD-
SONG, POEM
PYR-
FIRE
TOM-
TO CUT
SPHER-
BALL
ORGAN-
ORGAN
ANGEL-
MESSENGER, MESSAGE
GRAPH-
TO WRITE
TELE-
AFAR, OPERATING AT A DISTANCE
PSYCH(O)-
MIND
THERM(O)-
HEAT
PHON-
SOUND, VOICE
SOMAT-
BODY
DYNAM-
POWER
dia-
through, across
epi-
upon
pro-
before, in front of
GRAM-
WRITING
a- (an- before vowels or h)
not, without
amphi-
both, on both sides of, around
ana- (an-before vowels or h)
up, back, again
anti- (ant-before vowels or h)
against, opposite
apo- (ap- before vowels or h)
from, off
cata- (cat- before vowels or h)
down, against, very
dia- (di- before vowels or h)
through, across, between
ALG-
PAIN
BI-
LIFE
CHRON-
TIME
D(A)EMON-
SPIRIT, EVIL SPIRIT
GE-
EARTH
LOG-
SPEECH, WORD, PROPORTION, REASONING
LY-
TO LOOSEN
MNE-
TO REMEMBER
PAN(T)-
ALL, EVERY
POD-
FOOT
THE-
GOD
TROPH-
TO NOURISH, GROW
HOM-
SAME
ONYM-
NAME, WORD
dys-
bad, disordered, difficult
ec- (ex- before vowels or h)
out, out of
en- (em-, el-)
in, into
endo-, ento- (end-, ent- before vowels or h)
within
epi- (ep- before vowels or h)
upon, to, in addition to
eu- (ev- before vowels)
good, well
exo-, ecto-
outside, external
AGON-
STRUGGLE, CONTEST
CENTR-
CENTER
DEM-PEOPLE
GAM-MARRIAGE
HEM(AT)-, HAEM(AT)-
BLOOD
HEMER-
DAY
OD-, HOD-
WAY, ROAD
STOL-, STAL-, STLE-
TO SEND, DRAW
TAPH-
TOMB
THANAT-, THANAS-
DEATH
hyper-
over, excessive
hypo- (hyp- before vowels or h)
below, less than normal
meta- (met- before vowels or h)
after, changed
para- (par- before vowels or h)
beside, disordered
peri-
around, near
pros-
toward, in addition to
syn- (sym-, syl-, sy-, sys-)
with, together
BALL-, BOL-, BLE-
TO THROW, PUT
DERM(AT)-
SKIN
DOX-, DOG-
OPINION, TEACHING
GNO(S)
TO KNOW
HOM(E)
SAME, SIMILAR, REGULAR
MORPH-
FORM, SHAPE
PHER-, PHOR-
TO BEAR, GO
TACT-, TAX-
TO ARRANGE, PUT IN ORDER
-ic (-ac after the letter i), -tic
pertaining, to, like
-ics, -tics
art, science, or study of
DESPOT-
ABSOLUTE RULER
CARDI-
HEART
STA-
TO STAND
-oid
like, having the shape of
AESTHE-, ESTHE-
TO FEEL, PERCEIVE
ANTHROP-
HUMAN BEING
ARCHA(E)-, ARCHE-
ANCIENT, PRIMITIVE, BEGINNING
AST(E)R-
STAR
GEN(E)-, GON-
TO PRODUCE, ORIGINATE
GER(ONT)-
OLD AGE, OLD PEOPLE
HOL-
WHOLE
IATR-
PHYSICIAN, MEDICINE
PEP(T)-
TO DIGEST
TECHN-
ART, SKILL, CRAFT
-al
pertaining to, like, belonging to, having the character of
-an (-ian)
pertaining to, like, one concerned with
-ous (-ious)
full of, pertaining to, like
CHROM(AT)-
COLOR
CRI-
TO JUDGE, DECIDE, SEPARATE
ETHN-
RACE, CULTURAL GROUP
LECT-
TO SPEAK, CHOOSE
PHA(N)-
TO SHOW, APPEAR
PHIL-
TO LOVE
PLOY-
MANY, MUCH
TAUT-
THE SAME
THERM-
HEAT
-ician
specialist in, practioner of
-ism
belief in, practice of, condition of
-ist
one who believes in, one engaged in
-ite
one connected with, inhabitant of
AGOG(UE)-
TO LEAD
CH(E)IR-
HAND
COSM-
UNIVERSE, ORDER
HETER-
OTHER, DIFFERENT
NE-
NEW, NEW AND DIFFERENT FORM OF
ODONT-
TOOTH
OP(T)-
EYE; TO SEE
ORTH-
STRAIGHT, CORRECT
P(A)ED-
CHILD
PEDIA-
EDUCATION
POL(IS)-
CITY, STATE
-ast, -st
one who does
-t, -te
he who, that which
-y, -ia
quality of, state of, act of
ALL-
OTHER
CAC-
BAD
CAU(S)-
TO BURN
CLA-
TO BREAK
DO-
TO GIVE
DYN(AM)-
FORCE, POWER
-ma, -m, -me
result of, thing that is the result of
-sis, -se, -sy, -sia
act of, state of, result of
ANDR-
MAN, MALE
KINE-, CINE-
TO MOVE
GEN(E)-
KIND, RACE
GYN(E)-, GYN(A)EC-
WOMAN, FEMALE
IDI-
ONE'S OWN, PECULIAR
LITH-, LITE-
STONE
MIS-
HATRED
PHE(M)-, PHA-
TO SPEAK
SCHIZ-, SCHIS-
TO SPLIT SOLID, THREE-DIMENSIONAL
TYP-
STAMP, MODEL
-logy
science of, systematic study of
-nomy
science of, system of laws governing
-cracy
rule by, type of government
-crat
one who advocates or practices rule by
AUT-
SELF
GASTR-
STOMACH
HELI-
SUN
IDE-
THOUGHT, IDEA
MANC-, MANT-
TO DIVINE BY MEANS OF
MICR-
SMALL, ONE MILLIONTH PART OF
NECR-
THE DEAD, CORPSE, DEAD TISSUE
PAL(A)E-
OLD
PSEUD-
FALSE
PHYCH-
MIND
TROP-
TO TURN
-archy
rule by
-arch
one who rules
-mania
madness about, passion for
-maniac
one having a madness or passion for
-phobia
abnormal fear or hatred of
-phobe
one who fears or hates
ACR-
HIGHEST, THE EXTREMITIES
EGO- (Latin)
I
HIER-
SACRED
HYDR-
WATER
MEGA(L)-
LARGE; A MILLION
OLIG-
FEW
PATR-
FATHER
PATRI-
FAMILY, CLAN
SOPH-
WISE
XEN-
STRANGER, FOREIGNER
ZO-
ANIMAL
-meter
measure, instrument for measuring, number of feet in poetry
-metry
art or science of measuring
-graph
writing, instrument for writing
-graphy
writing, art or science of writing
-gram
thing written
-scope
instrument for viewing, to view
BAR-
WEIGHT, PRESSURE
CAL(L)-, KAL(L)-
BEAUTY
IS-
EQUAL
MACR-
LARGE, LONG
ORA-
TO SEE
PETR-
ROCK
PHOTO-
LIGHT
TOP-
PLACE
-ize
to make, to do something with, to subject to
GON-
ANGLE, ANGLED FIGURE
LAB-, LEP-, LEM-
TO TAKE, SEIZE
MES-
MIDDLE
PHRA-
TO SPEAK
STROPH-
TO TURN
HEMI-
HALF
MON-
ONE, SINGLE
PROT-
FIRST, ORIGINAL, PRIMITIVE
DI-, DIPL-
TWICE, DOUBLE
DICH-
IN TWO
DEUTER-
SECOND
TRI-
THREE
TETR(A)
FOUR
PENT(A)-
FIVE
HEX(A)-
SIX
HEPT(A)-
SEVEN
OCT(A)-
EIGHT
DEC-
TEN
HECT-
ONE HUNDRED
KILO-
ONE THOUSAND
CHORE-
DANCE
ER(OT)-
LOVE
GLYPH-
TO CARVE
NAUT-
SAILER
NES-
ISLAND
-itis
inflammation of, inflammatory desease of
-oma
tumor arising in or composed of, swelling containing
-osis
diseased condition of, act of, process of
ARTHR-
JOINT
CHONDR-
CARTILAGE
CYAN-
DARK BLUE
CYT-
CELL
ENTER-
INTESTINE
HEPAT-
LIVER
MELAN-
BLACK, DARK
MYC(ET)-
FUNGUS, MOLD
NEPHR-
KIDNEY
OST(E)-
BONE
SCLER-
HARD
-ectomy
surgical removal of
-tomy
surgical operation on, surgical cutting of
-rrhea (-rrhoea)
abnormal discharge
ADEN-
GLAND
ANGI-
VESSEL
CEPHAL-
HEAD
CHOL(E)-
BILE, GALL
HYSTER-
UTERUS, HYSTERIA
LIP-
FAT
MAST-, MAZ-
BREAST
OO-
EGG
OT-
EAR
PHLEB-
VEIN
PY-
PUS
UR-
URINE
-path
one who suffers from a desease of, one who treats a disease
-pathy
desease of, treatment of desease of or by
-iasis
deseased condition

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