Many Greek roots have entered English, both directly
(especially in medical and scientific vocabulary) and by way of Latin.
Recognizing a few of their common bases (combined with a few prefixes) will
increase your reading comprehension. Besides, they’re fun!
A large percentage of English words for math, sciences and social sciences (as well as music and other performance arts) come originally from Greek.
There's a list of some very common Greek roots below, followed by more individual words with Greek origins,
Common Greek Roots for English Words
Here’s a list of some of the most common Greek roots, in
their usual combining form. (Most end in ‘o.’ You just drop the ‘o’ if the
following syllable begins in a vowel.)
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