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Ancient words meanings

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April 2, 2024
If you break apart many words we use in the English language you will find many prefixes and suffixes with ancient roots which helps describe what the word means. Take the word mono for example. Greek for one. Many English words start with mono. Monopoly (one business dominating), monologue (one person talk), monotone (one pitch), monochromatic (one colour), monorail, monocle, monogynous, monolithic *deep breath*, monarchy, monoxide, monotonous… you get the idea. In this quiz, we provide you with 20 common prefixes. You first tell us what the word means. For example, mono means one, or only. Then work out as many words as you can which start with that word.

Results

#1. Pan?

All, everything. (Pandemic, pansexual, pandemonium, pancreas, pander, pancake, pantomime, panorama)

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#2. Uni

One. (Unicycle, universe, university, unity, union, unite, unique, unisex, uniform, unicorn)

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#3. Neo?

New. (Neonatal, neoplasm, neo nazi, neoliberal, neoclassicist, neocon)

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#4. Homo?

Same. (Homosexual, homophone, homophobe, homosapien, homogenous, homograph)

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#5. Circum

Around, About. (Circumvent, circumcise, circumspect, circumnavigate, circumstance, circumference)

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#6. Auto

Self. (Automobile, automatic, automation, autonomous, autopsy, autobahn, autocrat, autopilot)

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#7. Anti

Against. (Antibiotic, antidepressants, antigen, antidote, antioxidant, antivirus)

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#8. Co

Together. (Co-worker, co-exist, co-author, commit, combine, committee, cohesive, coincidence, communication, compatible, compare) 

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#9. Post

After. (Postmortem, postoperation, posterior, postpone, postgame, postscript, posterity, postdate)

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#10. Omni

All, everything. (Omnipresent, omnivore, omnidirectional, omniscient, omnipotent, omnificent)

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#11. Tri

Three. (Triathlon, triangle, trinity, trillion, triphosphate, triple, tripod, trifle, triplet, trifecta, tribunal, tricep, trillionaire)

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#12. Up?

Top, above. (Upbeat, upgrade, uphill, uptown, updo, upload, upscale, upstage)

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#13. Trans

Across (Transgender, translate, transform, transfer, transition, transport, transparent, transmit, transaction, transplant, trascent) 

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#14. Tele

Over distance. (Telephone, television, telecommunication, teleportation, telemarketing, telegraph, telekinesis, telepathic, telescope)

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#15. Sub

Under, lower. (Submarine, subset, subdue, subdivide, subtract, subtext, suburb, sublet, subcontractor, subzero, subsidiary, substandard)

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#16. Intra

Within. (Intravine, intravenous, intranet, introvert, intrastate, intragalactic)

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#17. Hyper

Beyond. (Hyper-sensitive, hyperdrive hyperbole, hyperactive, hyper-link. hypercharge)

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#18. Quad

Four. (Quadricep, quadruple, quadruplets, quadriplegic, quadratic, quadrant)

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#19. Dis

Apart, away. (Disappear, dissect, disingenuous, dislike, disability, disable, disadvantage, disallow, discredit)

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#20. Syn

Same. (Synonym, synonymous, synchronise, synapse, synced, synthesize)

Finish
FULL QUESTION AND ANSWER LIST
Pan?
All, everything. (Pandemic, pansexual, pandemonium, pancreas, pander, pancake, pantomime, panorama)

Uni?
One. (Unicycle, universe, university, unity, union, unite, unique, unisex, uniform, unicorn)

Neo?
New. (Neonatal, neoplasm, neo nazi, neoliberal, neoclassicist, neocon)

Homo?
Same. (Homosexual, homophone, homophobe, homosapien, homogenous, homograph)

Circum?
Around, About. (Circumvent, circumcise, circumspect, circumnavigate, circumstance, circumference)

Auto?
Self. (Automobile, automatic, automation, autonomous, autopsy, autobahn, autocrat, autopilot)

Anti?
Against. (Antibiotic, antidepressants, antigen, antidote, antioxidant, antivirus)

Co?
Together. (Co-worker, co-exist, co-author, commit, combine, committee, cohesive, coincidence, communication, compatible, compare)

Post?
After. (Post-mortem, post operation, posterior, postpone, postgame, postscript, posterity, postdate)

Omni?
All, everything. (Omnipresent, omnivore, omnidirectional, omniscient, omnipotent, omnificent)

Tri?
Three. (Triathlon, triangle, trinity, trillion, triphosphate, triple, tripod, trifle, triplet, trifecta, tribunal, tricep, trillionaire)

Up?
Top, above. (Upbeat, upgrade, uphill, uptown, updo, upload, upscale, upstage)

Trans?
Across (Transgender, translate, transform, transfer, transition, transport, transparent, transmit, transaction, transplant, transcend)

Tele?
Over distance. (Telephone, television, telecommunication, teleportation, telemarketing, telegraph, telekinesis, telepathic, telescope)

Sub?
Under, lower. (Submarine, subset, subdue, subdivide, subtract, subtext, suburb, sublet, subcontractor, subzero, subsidiary, substandard)

Intra/ intro?
Within. (Intravine, intravenous, intranet, introvert, intrastate, intragalactic)

Hyper?
Beyond. (Hyper-sensitive, hyperdrive hyperbole, hyperactive, hyper-link. hypercharge)

Quad?
Four. (Quadricep, quadruple, quadruplets, quadriplegic, quadratic, quadrant)

Dis?
Apart, away. (Disappear, dissect, disingenuous, dislike, disability, disable, disadvantage, disallow, discredit)

Syn?
Same. (Synonym, synonymous, synchronize, synapse, synced, synthesize)

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