Greek Language Homework Word Search

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Prefixes and Suffixes

In addition to being the root that creates a word, Greek words can also be found in the prefixes and suffixes used in daily language. Here is a short list:

Prefixes

a-, an- (without) – atypical

anti-, ant- (opposite) – anticlimax, antacid

hyper- (excessive) – hyperactive, hypersensitive

mono- (one, single) – monologue, monosyllable

neo- (new, recent) – neonatal, neoclassical

pan- (all) – pandemic, panorama

Suffixes

-ism (the act, state or theory of something) – racism, optimism, Buddhism

-ize (to make into something) – Americanize, legalize, computerize

-graph (something written or drawn) – phonograph, photograph, seismograph

-logy (the study of something) – biology, geology, zoology

-oid (the shape or form of something) – humanoid, trapezoid

-phobe, -phobia (fear or terror of something) – agoraphobia, claustrophobia

-phone (something that receives or emits sound) – telephone, gramophone

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