etymology podcasts

Episode 243: Eat, Pray, Queef

- Maya Angelou and not speaking - Derrek teaches you good word etymologies - Camp Kill Jews a slip of the pen? - We...

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#113 Crazy "Crat" Creates Rulers

The Greek root word crat means “rule,” and the English suffix -cracy means “rule by.” This...

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#112 Flowering Flor!

The Latin root word flor means “flower.” This Latin root is the word origin of a good number of English...

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#111 Happy Novel Year!

The Latin root word nov means “new.” This Latin root is the word origin of a good number of English...

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#110 The Influence of "Flu"

The Latin root word flu means “flow.” This Latin root is the word origin of a good number of English...

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#109 Make Mort Deathless!

The Latin root word mort means “death.” This Latin root is the word origin of a good number of English...

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#108 Non- Doesn't Do It

Prefixes are key morphemes in English vocabulary that begin words. The English prefix non-, which means...

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#107 Verb's the Word

The Latin root word verb means “word.” This Latin root is the word origin of a good number of English...

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#106 Ab-, Ab-, and Away!

Prefixes are key morphemes in English vocabulary that begin words. The English prefix ab-, which means...

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#105 Ante Up Before You Play!

Prefixes are key morphemes in English vocabulary that begin words. The English prefix ante-, which means...

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#104 Have Your Fill of Anthropos

The Greek root word anthrop means “human.” This Greek word root is the origin of a number of English...

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#103 Centr Central

The Latin root word centr means “center.” This Latin root is the word origin of a good number of English...

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#102 I Am in Love with "Am"

The Latin root word am means “love.” This Latin root is the word origin of a good number of English...

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#101 Lock "Loc" in Place!

The Latin root word loc means “place.” This Latin root is the word origin of a large number of English...

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#100 Hun Dread No Longer

The Latin root word “cent” which means “one hundred” and the prefix centi- which means...

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#99 Deduce Derivatives with De-!

Prefixes are key morphemes in English vocabulary that begin words. The English prefix de-, which means...

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#98 Drive Your"self" Through Words with Auto-!

Prefixes are key morphemes in English vocabulary that begin words. The Greek prefix auto- means “self.”...

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#97 Medi No Middling Vocab Medic!

The Latin root word medi means “middle.” This Latin root is the word origin of a large number of English...

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#96 Prim and Proper: First Things First!

The Latin root word prim which means “first” is an important contributor to the English language. This...

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#95 A Multitude of "Multi-" Words

Prefixes are key morphemes in English vocabulary that begin words. The English prefix multi- means...

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