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English Vocabulary Derived from Latin - Page 3

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Challenge yourself to think of more English words that may have come from these Latin roots, and then check a dictionary to confirm the derivation.


Latin Word Definition English Derivatives
quaerere
seek
inquiry, inquire, inquisitive
fumus
smoke
fume, fumigate, fumatory
proximus
nearest
proximity, approximate, proximal
currere
to run
current, occurring, occurrence
extra
beyond
extra, extramural, extraneous
legatus
representative
legate, legacy, legislate
navis
ship
navy, naval, navigate
pars, partis
part
part, partial, partiality
pax, pacis
peace
pacifist, pacifier, pacifistic
urbs
city
urban, urbane, suburb
quinque
five
quintet, quinquagesima, quintuplets
augere
to increase
augment, augmentative, augmentation
obtinere
to obtain
obtain, obtainable, obtainment
committere
entrust
commit, commission, commissioner, committee
satis
enough
satisfy, satisfaction, satisifiable
caput, capitis
head
decapitate
corpus
body
corpse, corporeal, corperation, incorporate
eques, equitis
horseman
equestrian, equitation
miles, militis
soldier
military, militarize, militarism
tempus
time
tempo, temporal, temporary
pratiuosus
precious
precious, preciosity
firmiter
firmly
firm, firmly, affirmative
dolor
grief
dolor, dolorous
finis
limit, end
finis, finish, finite
munire
fortify
munition, ammunition, muniment
tyrannus
tyrant
tyrant, tyranny, tyrannous
imperium
empire
imperial, imperialism, empire
decemviri
group of 10 magistrates
decemvir, decemvirate
civis
citizen
civilian, civil, civic
lex, legis
law
legislate, legal, legality
cupius
eager
cupidity
probare
test, try
problem, probe, prove
deponere
to lay down
depone, deponent
perficere
to finish
perfect, perfection, perfectible
lignum
wood
lignify, lignose, ligneous
custos, custodis
watchman
custodian, custodial, custody
flumen
river
flume
homo
man
homunculus, homo
hostis
enemy
hostile, hostility
mons, montis
mountain
monticule, mountain, mount
alter
other
alter, alternate, alter ego
flavus
yellow
flavescent, flavin, flavine
deportare
to remove
deport, deportation
construere
to build
construct, construction, constructor
tremere
to tremble
tremble, tremor, tremulous
transire
to go across
transport, transit, transition
summus
highest
summit
agmen
marching army
agminate
iter, internis
trip
itinerary
lux, lucis
light
(see lucere)

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