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Greek Alphabet and Roots. Alpha Beta Gamma Delta Epsilon Zeta Eta Theta Iota Kappa Lambda Mu. Nu Xi Omicron Pi Rho Sigma Tau Upsilon Phi Chi Psi Omega. Greek Alphabet. Astron: star. Astronomer: one who names the star Astronaut: star sailor Autos: self

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greek alphabet
Alpha

Beta

Gamma

Delta

Epsilon

Zeta

Eta

Theta

Iota

Kappa

Lambda

Mu

Nu

Xi

Omicron

Pi

Rho

Sigma

Tau

Upsilon

Phi

Chi

Psi

Omega

Greek Alphabet
astron star
Astron: star
  • Astronomer: one who names the star
  • Astronaut: star sailor

Autos: self

  • Autograph: writing the name of oneself
  • Automobile: self moving
  • Automatic: a machine that seems to think for itself
biblios of books
Biblios: of Books
  • Bibliography: a list of books on a particular subject
  • Bibliomania: craziness about books

Bio: Life

  • Biology:study of life
  • Autobiography: written life story of one’s self
  • Antibiotic: against living forms which invade the body
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Chronos: Time

  • Synchronize: do at the same time
  • Chronology: relate events in time
  • sequence
  • Crypto: Hide
          • Cryptogram: a message whose meaning
          • is hidden
          • Cryptograph: a system of secret writing
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Demos: People

  • Democracy: people power
  • Demography: draw charts of information about people
  • Geo: Earth
  • Geography: draw the earth and write about it
  • Geometry: branch of study on ways to measure the earth
  • Geology: study of the earth and its formations
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Graph: Write

  • Telegraph: writing from far away
  • Graphite: black carbon used for
  • drawing or writing
  • Hydros: Water
  • Hydrogen: a gas which, when burned, produces water
  • Hydroplane: a boat that glides on the surface of the water
  • Dehydrate: to take water away
hypnos sleep
Hypnos: Sleep
  • Hypnosis: sleep-like state
  • Hypnos: god of sleep in Greek mythology

Lithos: Stone

  • Lithograph: picture drawn on stone
  • Monolith: lone stone
logos study
Logos:study
  • Zoology: study of animals
  • Psychology: study of the mind

Mania: madness

  • Pyromania: a compulsion to set things on fire
  • Kleptomania: an irresistible impulse to steal
megas large powerful
Megas: large, powerful
  • Megalomania: crazy person with delusions of greatness
  • Megaphone: device for making a sound larger

Metron: Measure

  • Optometry: measure eyesight
  • Diameter: measuring across
  • Meter: unit of measure
mikros small
Mikros: small
  • Microphone: device for transmitting a small sound over distance
  • Microwave: tiny electromagnetic wave between 1 and 100 centimeters long
  • Microscope: instrument for looking at tiny things
mono one alone
Mono: one, alone
  • Monocle: an eyeglass for one eye
  • Monochrome: a painting or drawing in a single color
  • Monogram: two or more letters interwoven into one

Pathos: suffering, disease

  • Pathetic: marked by suffering or sorrow
  • Apathy: lack of feeling
  • Sympathy: to feel what another feels
phobos fear dread
Phobos: fear, dread
  • Phobia: irrational fear
  • Claustrophobia: fear of enclosed or confined places
  • Acrophobia: fear of high places

Tele: far, far off

  • Television: seeing distant things
  • Telepathy: knowing how someone far away is feeling
thermo heat
Thermo: heat
  • Thermal: relating to heat
  • Thermometer: device for measure heat