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  1. Latin and Greek Root Words Mr. Griffin

  2. et cetera What does this term mean? etc.

  3. et cetera etc. is a Latin term that means and so forth

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. Greek letters are still used in math and science today.

  7. Roots are word parts. • photo • graph • tele • meter • tropic Build more words with root words.

  8. photos Examples: photograph, photosynthesis Definition: light

  9. Name (first and last) Greek and Latin Roots photos light

  10. graph

  11. graph Example: autograph Definition: to write or draw

  12. Name (first and last) Greek and Latin Roots photos light graph to write or draw

  13. tele

  14. tele Examples: telephone, telescope Definition: far away, distant

  15. Name (first and last) Greek and Latin Roots photos light graph to write or draw tele far away or distant

  16. metron

  17. metron Examples: thermometer, meter stick, geometry Definition: measure

  18. Name (first and last) Greek and Latin Roots photos light graph to write or draw tele far away or distant metron measure

  19. tropos

  20. tropos Examples: Tropic of Cancer, Tropic of Capricorn, Tropics Definition: turning toward something such as the sun

  21. Name (first and last) 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

  22. TREE EXAMPLE. USING YOUR NOTES, YOU WILL GROW A TREE. YOU MUST HAVE 5 WORDS. YOU MUST ALSO DEFINE THOSE WORDS USING A DICTIONARY. EXAMPLE….

  23. 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.

  24. What is a derivation?(pronounced: “dir-ah-va-tion”)

  25. 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.

  26. Name (first and last) Greek and Latin Roots philia

  27. philia Philadelphia -- city of brotherly love Rocky actor Sylvester Stallone at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

  28. Philia (“feel-ya”) Examples: Philadelphia, philosopher, Philip, philharmonic, philanthropist Definition: love, friendship

  29. phobos

  30. 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

  31. Syn (or sym)

  32. 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 syn Definition: with, together

  33. thesis

  34. 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

  35. kinesis

  36. 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.

  37. Name (first and last) Greek and Latin Roots philia love, friendship phobos unusual fear syn with together thesis put, place, position kinesis movement