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Lecture

CLA201 Greek Unit 13


Department
Classics
Course Code
CLA201H1
Professor
Traill

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CLA201 H1S GREEK UNIT 13
Phi-, Pi-, Psi- pp 200-205
phelps/phlebos = vein, e.g. phlebitis
phobos = fear, e.g. phobia, phobophobia, agoraphobia
phōs/phōtos = light, e.g. phosphorus, photograph, photosynthesis
phrazein = to tell, phrasis = speech, e.g. phrase, periphrasis = circumlocution
phrassein = to fence in, diaphragm = partition, e.g. diaphragm
phroneein = to think, phrēn/phrenos = midriff or diaphragm,
location of heart & passions, hence mind,
e.g. frenetic, schizophrenia, phrenalgia, phrenectomy
phyein = to grow, physis = nature,
phyron and phyma = growth, plant e.g. physics,
physiology, physician (with L. suffix), phytography
/ phylassein = to guard, phylax/akos = a guard,
e.g. prophylactic
phyllon = leaf (cf petalon), e.g. chlorophyll
phylon = race or tribe, e.g. phylum, phylogenic
Letter Pi- again Π-
planaein = to wander, planos & planktos = wandering,
e.g. planet < planets, plankton
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