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Latin and Greek Roots #1

These English words 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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First submittedFebruary 1, 2011
Last updatedDecember 9, 2015
Times taken21,502
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Roots
English Word
False + Foot
Pseudopod
Many + Marriage
Polygamy
Two + Year
Biannual
Life + Study of
Biology
Small + View
Microscope
Self + Kill
Suicide
One + God
Monotheism
Roots
English Word
People + Rule
Democracy
Eight + Angle
Octagon
Before + War
Antebellum
Book + Love
Bibliophile
Beauty + Write
Calligraphy
Steal + Crazy
Kleptomania
Green + Leaf
Chlorophyll
Roots
English Word
Star + Sailor
Astronaut
Foreign + Fear
Xenophobia
Same + Type
Homogeneous
Pressure + Measure
Barometer
Thunder + Lizard
Brontosaurus
Self + Movable
Automobile
Hate + Human
Misanthropy
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level 50
Sep 16, 2013
Cool
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level 76
Sep 16, 2013
I thought I guessed chlorophyll... must have spelled it wrong. Still did well. Etymology always was interesting to me.
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level 61
Mar 23, 2016
Chlorophyll?! More like - BORE-ophyll!
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level 79
Mar 23, 2016
*insert cricket noise here*
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level 69
Apr 17, 2017
Haha! I love Billy Madison :D
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level 57
May 11, 2019
You probably tried chlorophorm..
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level 64
Sep 16, 2013
Astronaut = star sailor. Very poetic.
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level 58
Mar 23, 2016
Yeah, beautiful.
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level 57
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 66
Sep 16, 2013
Anyone missing Brontosaurus was never 4. Also? Average score 9 is just embarrassing.
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level 76
Sep 16, 2013
it took me a while to remember Brontosaurus. I think I tried dinosaur first.. which means terrible lizard, I think? Then tyrannosaurus even though I knew that was wrong (tyrant lizard). Then I got brontosaurus. But I probably learned that when I was five or six not four.
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level 58
Mar 23, 2016
I knew I knew what it was, so I tried the first thing that popped into my head, which was "Godzilla." That doesn't work, by the way. Then I tried dinosaur. Then finally remembered Brontosaurus.
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level 83
May 8, 2014
I find it hard to believe that nearly 90% of the people who've taken this quiz somehow managed to skip directly from age 3 to age 5. Perhaps there could be some other explanation...
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level 50
Jul 18, 2014
Maybe that they weren't obsessed with dinosaurs? Girls exist too, you know.
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level 65
Jun 19, 2015
I did used to be 4 (quite a long time ago admittedly) but I didn't learn that. Dinosaurs didn't play a big part in my life1
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level 58
Jul 31, 2015
I am a girl (well, actually I am a woman) and I know what a thunder lizard is. I also happen to have a son who loved dinosaurs as a child and one who preferred sharks.
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level 64
Mar 23, 2016
I was a girl obsessed with dinosaurs.
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level 55
Mar 23, 2016
Girls can be interested in whatever the heck they want.
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level 57
Apr 11, 2018
So can boys!
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level 70
Jun 27, 2017
I got "thunder lizard". Once my mother-in-law's name didn't work, I remembered all that dinosaur stuff from my childhood.
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level 29
Sep 16, 2013
Awesome quiz! Chlorophyll and Brontosaurus are both great :)
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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 44
Nov 16, 2014
Cool quiz. Harder than I expected, going from English to Greek/Latin. 18/21. Never heard of a pseudopod btw.
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level 52
Oct 25, 2018
think they are things like slugs snails and some molluscs
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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 66
Mar 23, 2016
Doesn't automatic adjust well with the definition for automobile? And how about equivalent for homogeneous?
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level 79
Mar 23, 2016
Automatic translates to "willing to self-perform." Willing to move is not exactly the same thing as moving.
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level 75
Apr 17, 2017
I tried homogenized and when it wasn't accepted, I moved on.
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level 36
Mar 23, 2016
Thunder Lizzard though...
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level 67
Mar 23, 2016
Haha! Finally, knowing the word callipygian helped!
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level 65
Mar 23, 2016
I was sure that kleptomania started with "c" in English... When it didn't accept "cleptomania" I gave up...
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level 35
Apr 29, 2017
Same here :(
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level 40
Mar 24, 2016
Great quiz!
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level 52
Mar 25, 2016
I kept thinking human + hate must be homophobe!
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level 67
Sep 17, 2018
Etymologically speaking, "homophobe" comes from the Greek roots for "same + fear," with homo coming by way of "homosexual" ([Greek} same + [Latin] sex). It's confusing because homo is also the Latin word for "human" (thus Homo sapiens,) and "homophobia" is generally used more to refer to hate than fear (although the latter is often the cause of the former.)
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level 75
Apr 17, 2017
I think I would have done better if I had known whether it was Latin or Greek. I'd get stuck on something such as viridis for green or visum/vista for view, and then couldn't think of anything else.
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level 28
Apr 28, 2017
chlorophyll's clue should be "plant+leaf", not "leaf+green"
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level 79
Jun 5, 2018
"Its name is derived from the Greek words χλωρός, chloros ("green") and φύλλον, phyllon ("leaf")." -Wikipedia
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level 38
Oct 5, 2017
Name me one country on earth that is truly ruled by its people!
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level 60
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 57
Dec 12, 2018
15 right, not bad :) I guess I wrote democracy wrong ( probably democrazy or somethng, cracy sounds like well crack-y) also tried democratic. Also wasted time with thunderlizard... And AMAZED at how low automobile is! I would have thought it would be the top one.
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level 57
Dec 12, 2018
I guess a lot of people didnt think hard to try to translate the root, like I did, but just look at the clues and thought what could fit/ Seeing as suicide is the top one. That people know kill= -cide I will accept, but not that so many people would answer sui- if asked the latin root for self
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level 43
Jan 9, 2019
Loved this!! etymology is cool
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