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Latin and Greek Roots #2

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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Last updated: July 28, 2016
First submittedSeptember 13, 2013
Times taken11,199
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Roots
English Word
Hundred + Foot
Centipede
Father + Kill
Patricide
Seven + Contest
Heptathlon
Same + Sound
Homophone
Under + Heat
Hypothermia
One + Marriage
Monogamy
Mother + Ruler
Matriarch
Roots
English Word
Hate + Woman
Misogyny
Water + Fear
Hydrophobia
Three + Foot
Tripod
Before + Birth
Prenatal
Meat + Eat
Carnivore
All + Powerful
Omnipotent
Across + Carry
Transport
Roots
English Word
Light + Write
Photograph
Fire + Crazy
Pyromania
Distance + Sound
Telephone
False + Name
Pseudonym
Love + Human
Philanthropy
Different + Type
Heterogeneous
Animal + Study of
Zoology
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level 71
Nov 24, 2013
Would you accept "Aquaphobia" for Water + Fear?
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level 73
Nov 24, 2013
i second that
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level 77
Nov 24, 2013
I think the point here is to arrive at commonly used words (in English) through their Latin and/or Greek roots. Is Aquaphobia commonly used? I've never heard it before. Hydrophobia I've heard as an outdated description of rabies- or the symptom exhibited that led to it being called that.
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level 77
Nov 24, 2013
otherwise there are a lot of different alternates they could add that just are not words...
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level 71
Nov 24, 2013
As a non-native speaker who does not live in an English-speaking country, I cannot object your statement. I am, however, surprised becuase aquaphobia seems to be the 'more correct' term for fear of water if you can trust Wikipedia (in the Hydrophobia article, it says "For the fear of water, see Aquaphobia".)
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level 77
Nov 25, 2013
I'll have to look up aquaphobia then...
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level 65
Dec 27, 2017
Hydrophobia is also used in chemistry: for instance, oils are said to be hydrophobic because they don't mix with water.
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level 71
Nov 24, 2013
For same+sound, why not "unison"?
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level 47
Nov 25, 2013
unison means together at the same time! If anything else should be accepted it should be monotonous.
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level 61
Feb 7, 2017
We don't care if it's monotonous, just go ahead and say it.
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level 46
Nov 25, 2013
Just looked it up - 'Unison' would be translated at 'one sound'.
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level 84
Nov 25, 2013
as would monotonous--single tone
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level 23
Nov 27, 2013
Can you accept Hydrophobic?
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level 44
May 13, 2014
"Transfer" and "translate" should be accepted alongside "transport" for "across + carry" (they are both derived from the Latin verb "fero, ferre, tuli, latum" - "to carry", which is basically a synonym of "porto, are").
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level 71
Mar 16, 2016
Exactly.
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level ∞
Jun 6, 2016
Seems reasonable.
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level 64
Oct 28, 2014
Oh my gosh, please please change the picture! I had to do the quiz without looking up from the clues, and even then the creepy thing was still in my peripheral vision. Yughch.
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level 63
Sep 3, 2015
Subthermal is an acceptable version of below heat
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level 67
Jul 27, 2016
Can we have "carnivorous" as a type-in please?
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level 58
Jul 27, 2016
Monotone accepted for Same + Sound?
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level 39
Jul 27, 2016
Mono means one, not same
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level 44
Jul 28, 2016
I only got 7 :(
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level 25
Jul 28, 2016
Transport is only Latin, I think. (Trans+port are both of Latin origin, meaning "across, beyond, through" and port also "to carry"). I had to look it up to make sure, which is very nice because it's a game, but we are also learning :)
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level 43
Jul 30, 2016
That was really excellent, nice and challenging!
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level 67
Jul 31, 2016
Had to put my thinking-cap on for that one. Good quiz, I did not get them all but did better than I thought I would.
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level 67
Dec 9, 2016
How about misogynist
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level 38
Jul 8, 2018
Excellent quiz! - Thank you. Didn't get them all; nevertheless, I thank my HS honors English teacher.
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level 79
Nov 7, 2018
Thanks for the example! Might not have remembered that "graph" was "write" without it.
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level 63
Dec 7, 2018
Very surprised at some low scorers( most below 20%), especially telephone! I must admit I also missed photograph, got the graph, but was trying to think what light, not heavy, would be in latin.... Also wasted a lot of time on trying different spellings of paternicide....(patercide patericide, paternocide, etc) all but the right one even tried patrocide I think.. Same with septathlon.... realised it prefix should be different, but didnt know what it had to be. And aquaphobe aquaphobic, -phobia, first all with an f, force of habit from my own language. Even tried phoby... Hypothermia I díd get right, but also went wrong at first, first subthermia, then hyperthermia, then hypo..
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level 67
Nov 15, 2019
Telephone is "distance + voice" not sound
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