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Either way, the table below and the following pages will help you in your quest for information about prefixes and suffixes.
Many pages on the net that deal with prefixes and suffixes are limited to either Greek or Latin.
In other words, they focus on just one type.
I've decided to include both Latin and Greek here. Moreover, I've provided the prefix suffix as they appear along with a short definition and description of the usages of each.
At the bottom of this page there are links to more pages with prefixes and suffixes plus a link to a suffixes page.
Prefix Meaning Usage
|ab,abs ||from, away from ||abduct lead away, kidnap, abjure renounce |
|ad, ac, af, ag, an, ap, ar, as, at ||to, forward ||accord agreement, harmony, affliction cause by distress, aggregation collection, annexation addition, appease bring toward peace, arraignment indictment, assumption arrogance, taking for granted, attendance presence, the persons present |
|ambi ||both ||ambiguous of double meaning, ambivalent having two conflicting emotions |
|an, a ||without ||anarchy lack of government, amoral without morals |
|ante ||before ||antecedent preceding event or word, antediluvian ancient |
|anti ||against, opposite ||antipathy hatred, antithetical exactly opposite |
|arch ||chief, first ||archetype original, archbishop chief bishop |
|be ||over, thoroughly ||bedaub smear over, befuddle confuse thoroughly |
|bi ||two ||bicameral composed of two houses, biennial every two years |
|cata ||down ||catastrophe disaster, cataract waterfall, catapult hurl |
|circum ||around ||circumnavigate sail around, circumspect cautious, circumscribe limit |
|com, co, col, con, cor ||with, together ||combine merge with, coeditor joint editor, collateral subordinate, connected, conference meeting, corroborate confirm |
|contra, contro ||against ||contravene conflict with, controversy dispute |
|de ||down, away ||debase lower in value, decadence deterioration |
|demi ||partly, half ||demigod partly divine being |
|di ||two ||dichotomy into two parts, dilemma choice between two bad alternatives |
|dia ||across ||diagonal across a figure, diameter distance across a circle |
|dis, dif ||not, apart ||discord lack of harmony, differ disagree |
|dys ||faulty, bad ||dysfunctional not functioning properly |
|ex, e ||out ||exit, exodus, emit give off something |
|extra, extro ||beyond, outside ||extracurricular beyond the curriculum, extraterritorial beyond a nation’s bounds, extrovert person interested in external objects and actions |
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