Latin and Greek Roots Quiz

Can you guess these English words that are formed by combining two Greek or Latin roots?
Example: Life + Write = Biography
Disclaimer: These are not exact translations - you have to guess the word based on the clue
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Last updated: April 4, 2020
First submittedFebruary 1, 2011
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Roots
English Word
Hundred + Foot
Centipede
Many + Marriage
Polygamy
Two + Year
Biannual
Life + Study of
Biology
Small + View
Microscope
Self + Kill
Suicide
One + God
Monotheism
People + Rule
Democracy
Roots
English Word
Eight + Angle
Octagon
Before + War
Antebellum
Book + Love
Bibliophile
Steal + Crazy
Kleptomania
Star + Sailor
Astronaut
Foreign + Fear
Xenophobia
Pressure + Measure
Barometer
Father + Kill
Patricide
Roots
English Word
Meat + Eat
Carnivore
Three + Foot
Tripod
All + Powerful
Omnipotent
Before + Birth
Prenatal
Water + Fear
Hydrophobia
False + Name
Pseudonym
Fire + Crazy
Pyromania
Same + Sound
Homophone
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Level 50
Sep 16, 2013
Cool
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Level 67
Sep 16, 2013
Astronaut = star sailor. Very poetic.
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Level 60
Mar 23, 2016
Yeah, beautiful.
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Level 67
Dec 12, 2018
I dont htink I knew that one. I the question was the other way around though I would have gotten it (meaning I would ve sad star and sailor). Strange how that works
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Level 82
Apr 8, 2020
Starsailor is the name of a 1970 Tim Buckley album and is also a band.
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Level 58
Jun 30, 2020
I kept trying to find a Latin combination: stellamarina? ugh couldn't find traction in greek...
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Level 69
Jan 7, 2021
I tried "astromariner" before it dawned on me.
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Level 78
Jun 30, 2020
I remembered it from the movie The Right Stuff. Gus Grissom was told that it mean "star voyager" and he liked the sound of that.
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Level 37
Sep 16, 2013
Can you accept "barometry"?
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Level ∞
Dec 9, 2015
Okay
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Level 33
Sep 16, 2013
"microscopic"?
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Level ∞
Dec 9, 2015
That will work now
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Level 34
Nov 30, 2015
Awesome quiz! And just like beetboy12 I learned a new word (pseudopod as well).
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Level 35
Mar 23, 2016
Thunder Lizzard though...
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Level 44
Mar 24, 2016
Great quiz!
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Level 37
Oct 5, 2017
Name me one country on earth that is truly ruled by its people!
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Level 63
Apr 21, 2018
Technically they all are. North Korea is ruled by Kim Jong Un, who is one of North Kore's people. Therefor, North Korea is ruled by its people.
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Level 83
Apr 4, 2020
ruled by its *person
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Level 63
Dec 8, 2020
Andorra may be the one exception then.
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Level 42
Jan 9, 2019
Loved this!! etymology is cool
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Level 76
Jan 22, 2021
The Online Etymology Dictionary deserves some love. Great project and better entries than the rest of the online etym rabble :) https://www.etymonline.com/
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Level 73
Apr 4, 2020
I think it would be fair to also accept sarcophagus for Meat + Eat
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Level 71
Apr 4, 2020
Having looked it up, that's a great shout - and I've learnt something new!
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Level 67
Apr 5, 2020
It indeed means basically the same, flesh devourer, but it is from greek origin. (And I remember from biology classes that something phagous ate your dead skincells, could be I looked up the meaning myself. But always remembered it. Phagocytes I meant)

btw have you noticed carnivorous is a synonym of coronavirus?

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Level 67
Apr 5, 2020
Coronavirus would be something like crown+poison.

I already knew corona, the origin of virus is harder to track. Seems to have been a combination of sticky, foul smelling, bad tasting, slimy and poisonous. So basicily disgusting goo which could make you ill ;) The word viscous seems to have an atleast partially shared path, ooze as well actually

dutch vies and german fies, seem to have a relation (the furthedt back I could track virus was "vis", both meaning disgusting, dirty, foul, gross etc though their origins are listed as unclear.

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Level 72
Apr 5, 2020
And carnivorous is an anagram of coronavirus :-)
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Level 82
Apr 8, 2020
Seven minutes? Too much time in my opinion!
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Level 77
Apr 11, 2020
Baros means 'weight' in greek, NOT pressure, get your facts straight!
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Level 66
Apr 18, 2020
I think you could have allowed "prepartum" for before + birth. For some strange reason I didn't come up with prenatal instead.
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Level 26
Apr 22, 2020
Didn't know that's what antebellum meant. Great quiz!
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Level 73
Apr 22, 2020
Yes - nothing to do with your navel. ;)
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Level 74
Apr 22, 2020
I've never heard of 'pyromania' before. That and astronaut missed I.
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Level 52
Jul 2, 2020
What about pyromaniac
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Level 81
Jul 3, 2020
Pyromania is a great album by Def Leppard.
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Level 53
Apr 22, 2020
Could you accept "barometric"?
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Level 62
Jun 25, 2020
Accept bibliophillia?
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Level 82
Jun 30, 2020
Easy but fun.
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Level 70
Jun 30, 2020
Maybe "biennale" could also be accepted?
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Level 49
Jun 30, 2020
"Aquaphobia" should be accepted for "Hydrophobia", hmm?
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Level 82
Jun 30, 2020
What's aquaphobia?
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Level 78
Jun 30, 2020
Not to be confused with aquafaba "water bean", the vegan egg white/meringue/whipped cream concoction made from the liquid of canned chick peas or other beans. (Helpful for people with egg allergies.)
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Level 58
Jun 30, 2020
mixing latin and greek in the same word used to be a big no-no, still is imo
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Level 60
Jun 30, 2020
makes sense, but I think there must be counter examples
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Level 76
Sep 18, 2021
If you are a hyperactive, monolingual, beatnik vexillologist who watches television after having a tonsillectomy, at which you arrived in an automobile using petroleum, don't be such a sociopath as to complain about mixing Greek and Latin roots.
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Level 61
Jun 30, 2020
Gross picture, but good quiz!
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Level 60
Jun 30, 2020
goddamn, missed antebellum!

Easier for a Europan though, I suppose.

Thanks!

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Level 51
Jul 2, 2020
I have only ever heard antebellum used in the context of the American civil war, so I think it would be easier for Americans, but not necessarily Europeans.
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Level 72
Sep 30, 2020
It is, considering the repeated use of the word in European history teaching.
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Level 54
Jun 30, 2020
Fun quiz
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Level 77
Jul 1, 2020
Antepartum?
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Level 51
Jul 1, 2020
Could you accept manometer or totipotent?
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Level 64
Jul 2, 2020
Any chance you may make c/kosmonaut an acceptable answer for "star sailor"? Just to make it easier for our comrades who may not have heard the term astronaut.
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Level 79
Jul 11, 2020
The root 'cosmo' doesn't mean 'star' though, it comes from a word meaning 'universe'