Lesson 20 - Changes in the Forms of Greek and Latin Words
GLYC-: sweet + -RRHIZ-: root = licorice
HEMI-: half + CRANI-: cranium = migraine
Paralysis first entered English as palsy
Date Greek DACTYL-: finger; hence the term "finger dates"
Dropsy Greek hydrops (HYDR-): "abnormal accumulation of serous fluid ('water')" "edema"
Sciatica Greek ischiadikos (ISCHI-: hip)
Elixir Greek XER-: dry
el coming from Arabic definite article al, added when the word, along with much else of
Greek science, passed to the Arabs
Frenzy Greek phrenitis (PHREN-: mind): inflammationof the brain
Almond Greek AMYGDAL-: almond