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Latin and Greek Root Words. 7 th Grade Literature Mrs. Fendrick. et cetera. What does this term mean?. etc. et cetera. etc. is a Latin term that means and so forth. Greek and Latin Words from Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling. arma – weapons, armour dens – a tooth

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latin and greek root words

Latin and Greek Root Words

7th Grade Literature

Mrs. Fendrick

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et cetera

What does this term mean?

etc.

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et cetera

etc. is a Latin term that means and so forth

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Greek and Latin Words from Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling

arma – weapons, armour

dens – a tooth

dormio – I sleep

lumen – light

ludo – I play

nox – night, darkness

nunquam (or numquam) – never

patronus – a protector or sponsor

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Sirius Black Draco Malfoy

Sirius is the Latin name for the bright dog star and the title of the Cornhusker tunnel walk song.

Draco is the Latin word for dragon.

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The Greek Alphabet

th, ph, ch, and ps stand for Greek letters not in our alphabet.

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Roots are word parts.

  • photo
  • graph
  • tele
  • meter
  • tropic

Build more words with root words.

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Name (first and last) Block

Reading Date

Greek and Latin Roots

photos

photos
photos

Draw a green border around the word on this card.

Green stands for a Greek root word.

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photos

Examples: photograph, photosynthesis

Definition: light

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Name (first and last) Block

Reading Date

Greek and Latin Roots

photos

light

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graph

Examples: autograph, hologram

Definition: to write or draw

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Name (first and last) Block

Reading Date

Greek and Latin Roots

photos

light

graph

to write or draw

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tele

Examples: telephone, telescope

Definition: far away, distant

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Name (first and last) Block

Reading Date

Greek and Latin Roots

photos

light

graph

to write or draw

tele

far away or distant

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metron

Examples: thermometer, meter stick,

geometry

Definition: measure

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Name (first and last) Block

Reading Date

Greek and Latin Roots

photos

light

graph

to write or draw

tele

far away or distant

metron

measure

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tropos

Examples: Tropic of Cancer, Tropic of Capricorn, Tropics

Definition: turning toward something

such as the sun

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Name (first and last) Block

Reading Date

Greek and Latin Roots

photos

light

graph

to write or draw

tele

far away or distant

metron

measure

tropos

turning toward something such as the sun

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Draw a word tree. Select a root. Grow words.

Write words that contain your root on the branches of the tree. Include definitions.

television: box to see distant things telethon: long fundraising event telephone: sound from far away telekinesis: making things move from a distance telescope: device for seeing distant objects

Write the root word on the bottom near the roots of the tree.

derivation means drawing off water from a main stream
Derivation means drawing off water from a main stream

From Latin

de: down from, away from+ rivus: brook, stream

English words may be derived or drawn off of mainstream Greek or Latin roots. Roots may not be spelled the same way all the time.

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Name (first and last) Block

Reading Date

Greek and Latin Roots

philia

philia
philia

Philadelphia -- city of brotherly love

Rocky actor Sylvester Stallone at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

philia feel ya

Philia (“feel-ya”)

Examples: Philadelphia, philosopher, Philip, philharmonic, philanthropist

Definition: love, friendship

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phobos

Examples: claustrophobia: fear of closed places acrophobia: fear of heights arachnophobia: fear of spiders myctophobia: fear of darkness suriphobia- fear of micetestophobia- fear of taking tests

Definition: unusual fear

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syn

Examples: synonyms: words that go together symphony: sounds that go together synchronize: do things at the same time synagogue: to bring people together for Jewish worship

Definition: with, together

thesis 3 ps

Thesis (3 Ps)

Examples: thesis: position taken in a persuasive argument parentheses: symbols grouping words placed inside a sentence synthesizer: instrument that puts sounds together

Definition: put, place, position

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kinesis

Examples: kinetic: movement of bodies cinema: motion pictures (movies) telekinesis: moving things without physical contact

Definition: movement

Kinetic art: a sculpture with moving parts.

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Name (first and last) Block

Reading Date

Greek and Latin Roots

philia

light

phobos

unusual fear

syn

with together

thesis

put, place, position

kinesis

movement