Building Vocabulary from Word Roots Lesson 10 Latin and Greek Bases pan(t) and omni
Omni and Pan(t) The Latin base omnimeans “all or every.” The Greek base pan(t) also means “all or every!” These bases are found only at the beginning of words with a second base.
omni= “all or every” omni+ vor (eat) = omnivore— “eating” “everything” both plants and animals omni+ sci(know) = omniscient— “all-knowing” omni+ bus = omnibus—a vehicle for “all” (abbreviated bus) omni+ present (to be at hand)= omnipresent—”being” “everywhere”
Pan(t)= “all or every” pan+ dem (the people)= pandemic—disease afflicting “all” of the people pan + orama(view, see) = panorama— a “view” of “everything” pan + acea(heal, cure) = panacea—a medicine used to cure “all” symptoms Pan + demon (devil) = pandemonium—extreme chaos on a large scare; effecting “everyone”
The girl pantomimed (mine= imitate) the pandemic (dem= people) being cured by the panacea (acea=cure,heal). • How do each of the bolded words mean “all or every”? The church teaches that an omnipotent (pot=power) and omnific (fic = make,create) God created animals to be omnivores (vor=eat), herbivores, or carnivores. • How do each of the bolded words mean “all or every”?
How do the bolded words mean “all” and “every”? • With all the security cameras at Coy it seems as if the principals can be omniscient about what goes on in their school. (The base sci means “know.”) • The panoramic view of the city from the airplane was breathtaking. (the base orama means “view.”) • We usually think of wolves as meat eaters, but in fact they are omnivores. (The base vor means “eat.”)