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Greek Roots
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    Greek Roots

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    What is a root of a word?

    A root is the basic part of a word that gives a word its meaning. You can use what you know about root words to determine the meaning of an unknown word.

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    Many root words come from ancient Greek.

    • dem= people

    • cracy= rule

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    Using what you know about the Greek roots dem and cracy, what do you think democracy means in this sentence:


    Everyone has the right to vote in a democracy.

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    Rule by the people

    People are ruled by a king

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    Here are some more examples of Greek Roots

    tele = at a distance

    scop = see

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    Using what you know about Greek roots, what do you think telescope means?

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    To see at a distance

    To see close up

    To drive far away

    To come closer

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    Greek Roots:

    Bio = life

    Graph = something drawn or written

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    What do you think biography means?

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    Greek Roots

    Astro = star

    Onomy = the study of

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    What do you think astronomy means?

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    The study of baseball teams

    The study of stars

    The sun

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    Greek Roots

    Phon = sound

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    Write 1 word that has the Greek root "phon"

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