Prefix Suffix


Want to learn prefix suffix meanings? Or maybe you’re looking for roots of words and their meanings?

Either way, the table below and the following pages will help you in your quest for information about prefixes and suffixes.

Many pages on the net that deal with prefixes and suffixes are limited to either Greek or Latin.

In other words, they focus on just one type.

I’ve decided to include both Latin and Greek here. Moreover, I’ve provided the prefix suffix as they appear along with a short definition and description of the usages of each.

At the bottom of this page there are links to more pages with prefixes and suffixes plus a link to a suffixes page.

Prefix    Meaning      Usage

ab,absfrom, away fromabduct lead away, kidnap, abjure renounce
ad, ac, af, ag, an, ap, ar, as, atto, forwardaccord agreement, harmony, affliction cause by distress, aggregation collection, annexation addition, appease bring toward peace, arraignment indictment, assumption arrogance, taking for granted, attendance presence, the persons present
ambibothambiguous of double meaning, ambivalent having two conflicting emotions
an, awithoutanarchy lack of government, amoral without morals
antebeforeantecedent preceding event or word, antediluvian ancient
antiagainst, oppositeantipathy hatred, antithetical exactly opposite
archchief, firstarchetype original, archbishop chief bishop
beover, thoroughlybedaub smear over, befuddle confuse thoroughly
bitwobicameral composed of two houses, biennial every two years
catadowncatastrophe disaster, cataract waterfall, catapult hurl
circumaroundcircumnavigate sail around, circumspect cautious, circumscribe limit
com, co, col, con, corwith, togethercombine merge with, coeditor joint editor, collateral subordinate, connected, conference meeting, corroborate confirm
contra, controagainstcontravene conflict with, controversy dispute
dedown, awaydebase lower in value, decadence deterioration
demipartly, halfdemigod partly divine being
ditwodichotomy into two parts, dilemma choice between two bad alternatives
diaacrossdiagonal across a figure, diameter distance across a circle
dis, difnot, apartdiscord lack of harmony, differ disagree
dysfaulty, baddysfunctional not functioning properly
ex, eoutexit, exodus, emit give off something
extra, extrobeyond, outsideextracurricular beyond the curriculum, extraterritorial beyond a nation’s bounds, extrovert person interested in external objects and actions


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