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Angus Woo
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Apr 19, 2008

Dear all,

I need some help regarding Latin words and roots. Could anyone recommend any comprehensive dictionary in which there are explanations in English for Latin prefix, suffix, roots and words? and in particular when the word or root is coined please?

Many thanks


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claudiabi
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my suggestion Apr 20, 2008

Though it is not so complete as you wish, I like this, it has greek and latin roots:

http://www.biology.ualberta.ca/courses.hp/zool250/Roots/RootsMain.htm


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Angus Woo
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Thanks Apr 21, 2008

claudiabi wrote:

Though it is not so complete as you wish, I like this, it has greek and latin roots:

http://www.biology.ualberta.ca/courses.hp/zool250/Roots/RootsMain.htm


Hi Caudiabi,

Thanks a lot. It helps.
By the way, do you happen to know any paperback dictionary that offers same kind of help?

Anyone else has any other suggestion? Thank you in advance.


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Callmeaspade  Identity Verified
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A couple of links that could come handy Apr 22, 2008

Here's a small list of roots, suffixes and prefixes:
http://www.msu.edu/~defores1/gre/roots/gre_rts_afx2.htm

Just watch out, there are Greek ones among them.

And you may also want to look through this site: http://www.alphadictionary.com/directory/Specialty_Dictionaries/Etymology/

Hope this helps


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Angus Woo
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Thanks Apr 23, 2008

Hi Vladimir

This is great help.

Is there any paperback edition which I can carry with me ? Sometimes, my laptop is not always just next to me.

Thank you.


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Stephen C. Farrand  Identity Verified
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English Word Origins from Latin Apr 29, 2008

You might order a used copy of _Our Greek and Latin Roots_ by James Morwood and Mark Warman (Cambridge, 1990) from one of the online booksellers. But for a date for the first use of a word containing the Latin word element, you'll have to look at an edition of the Oxford English Dictionary. I hope this is what you meant by "when the word or root is coined."

Hope this is some help. Best, Stiva


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Angus Woo
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Thank you May 3, 2008

Hi Stephen,

This is what I am looking for. Thanks


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