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Word part Type Origin Definition
-ant, -ent adjective- and noun-forming suffix Latin (in adjectives) doing the action denoted by the verb root; (in nouns) one who or that which does the action denoted by the verb root.
ante- prefix Latin before
anth, antho root Greek flower
anthr, anthro, anthrop, anthropo root Greek human being
anti- prefix Latin and Greek against, opposed
ap- prefix Latin to, toward
apo-, aph- prefix Greek from, away from, off, off from
apt, ept root Latin fit for
aqu, aqua root Latin water
-ar1 adjective-forming suffix Latin of, pertaining to, or resembling
ar- prefix Latin to, toward
arbor root Latin tree
arch, archi, arche (archae), archeo, (archaeo), -arch, -archy root Greek first in rank or time
-arian noun-forming suffix Latin one believing in; one associated with; one having (age)
-arium, -orium noun-forming suffix Latin a place for
arm root Latin arms, weapons
arthr, arthro root Greek joint
-ary1 adjective-forming suffix Latin like, of, related to
-ary2 noun-forming suffix Latin a person, thing, or place associated with
as- prefix Latin to, toward
asper root Latin rough