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Word part Type Origin Definition
agon root Greek struggle, contest
agr, agro, agri root Latin field, farm, crop
-al1 noun-forming suffix Latin act or result of
al- prefix Latin to, toward
-al2, -ial, -ual adjective-forming suffix Latin pertaining to
alg, algo, -algia root Greek pain
ali root Latin other, foreign
allo, all root Greek other, different
alt, alti, alto root Latin high
alter, altern, altr root Latin other; change
am, ama, amor root Latin love, friendship
amb, ambl, ambul root Latin walk
ambi- prefix Latin both, on both sides, around
amphi-, ampho- prefix Greek both, on both sides, around
an-2 prefix Latin to, toward
-an, -ian, -ean adjective- and noun-forming suffix Latin in adjectives: from (a place) or pertaining to or following (a figure or school of thought); in nouns: person or thing from (a place) or associated with (an activity or school of thought).
ana- prefix Greek up; against; back
-ance, -ence, -ency, -ancy noun-forming suffix Latin state, quality, or act of
andr, andro root Greek man, male
anim root Latin mind, spirit, life
ann, enn root Latin year, years