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Roots: LUMIN, LUC, and PHOT. Light and its Travels. Words to Learn. LUMINOUS LUMIN ARY IL LUMIN ATE LUC ID ELUCIDATE PHOT ON PHOT OSYNTHESIS. The Latin word LUMEN and LUMINOUS both mean “light”. ( The root LUMIN comes from this noun.)

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Roots lumin luc and phot

Roots: LUMIN, LUC, and PHOT

Light and its Travels


Words to learn

Words to Learn

  • LUMINOUS

  • LUMINARY

  • ILLUMINATE

  • LUCID

  • ELUCIDATE

  • PHOTON

  • PHOTOSYNTHESIS

  • The Latin word LUMEN and LUMINOUS both mean “light”. (The root LUMIN comes from this noun.)

  • The Latin word LUX and LUCIS also mean “light”.

    (The root LUC comes from this word.)

  • The Greek noun that means “light” is PHOS or PHOTOS. (The root PHOT comes from this word.)


Roots

ROOTS

lumin, luc, phot = light


Luminous

Luminous

  • Definition:

    filled with light

  • Part of speech = adjective

  • Example Sentence:

    The townspeople reported seeing a luminous saucer that they believed to be a UFO.


Luminary

Luminary

  • Definition:

    a person who is very inspiring or influential

    A luminary is also an object that gives off light.

    (luminaries = plural form of the word)

    Part of Speech = noun

Example Sentence:

  • Mother Theresa was considered to be a luminary to the lepers she helped and to caring people throughout the world.

  • Many Christians place luminaries outside their homes at Christmas time to light the way for the Savior.


Illuminate

Illuminate

  • Definition:

    to light up

  • Part of Speech = verb

  • Example Sentence: Many homeowners have a floodlight that will illuminate their driveway at night.


Lucid

Lucid

  • Definition:

    clear or able to be understood

  • Part of Speech = adjective

  • Example Sentence:

    The doctor wrote a lucid article about the link between hand-washing and infection.


Elucidate

Elucidate

  • Definition:

    to make clear

  • Part of Speech = verb

  • Example Sentence: Mario can describe and elucidate all the qualities of a perfect pizza.


Photon

Photon

  • Definition:

    a particle that carries electromagnetic energy such as light

    Part of Speech = noun

  • Example Sentence:

    A photon has no mass and no electric charge.


Photosynthesis

Photosynthesis

  • Definition:

    process by which plants use light to make food

  • Part of Speech = noun

  • Example Sentence:

    All plants need sunlight to begin the process of photosynthesis.

    The word photosynthesis is formed from two root words. The first is the Greek word photos. The second is also a Greek word; synthesis means “to put together”.


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