etymology podcasts

#94 A Posting After "Post-"

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

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#93 Motor Along with Mot!

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

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#92 Solved by A Root Solution

The Latin root words solv and its variant solut both mean “loosen.” These Latin roots are the word...

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#91 Recycling That Circle--Again!

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

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#90 Capit Is Heads Above!

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

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#89 "Seeing" Provides Good Vision!

The Latin root words vis and its variant vid both mean “see.” These Latin roots are the word origin of a...

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#88 Not in Name Only!

The Greek root word onym means “name.” This root is the word origin of a fair number of English...

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#87 Ad- Adds Up!

Prefixes are key morphemes in English vocabulary that begin words. The English prefix ad- means “to,...

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#86 Name Dropping No More

The Latin root word nom means “name.” This root is the word origin of a fair number of English...

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#85 A Truly Very Good Root!

The Latin root word ver means “truth” or “true.” This root is the word origin of a fair...

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#84 A-Not An-!

Prefixes are key morphemes in English vocabulary that begin words. The Greek prefix a- and its variant an- mean...

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#83 Son: Sounds Great!

The Latin root word son means “sound.” This root is the word origin of a fair number of English...

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#82 Lev Relieves!

The Latin root word lev means “light in weight.” This root is the word origin of a fair number of...

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#81 Scribes Write Scripts

The Latin root word scrib and its variant script both mean “write.” These roots are the word origin of a...

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#80 Overly Hyper! Whoa!

Prefixes are key morphemes in English vocabulary that begin words. The prefix hyper- means “over.”...

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#79 No Hippo Under Hypo!

Prefixes are key morphemes in English vocabulary that begin words. The Greek prefix hypo- is an important morpheme...

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#78 Biannual? Biennial?

The Latin root word ann and its variant enn both mean “year.” These roots are the word origin of various...

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#77 Triple Threat

The English prefix tri-, derived from both Greek and Latin, means “three.” Some common English...

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#76 Symply Synsational Together!

The English prefixes syn- along with its variant sym-, derived from Greek, mean “together.” You can...

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#75 Manage Handy "Man"

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

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