• Have some Greek parts and some Latin parts - these are not at all common.
◦ ex. Television - Tele > G. far away, vis. > L. see, ion > L. act of
◦ ex. Automobile - Auto > G. itself, mobile > L. moving.
◦ ex. Petroleum
◦ ex. Pedophile - Ped- > G. child, phile - excessively fond however Ped-
could also be L. for foot.
◦ ex. Phosphorus from G. stem for light has been borrowed into English with
the Latin ending "-us". Phosphorescent and phosphorescence are also
from this Greek stem but were formed as though they were Latin inceptive
◦ ex. Neonatal - from G. "neos" or new, and L. natalis meaning "of or
pertaining to birth"
◦ ex. Biofuel - from G. bios meaning life or living organism and Latin focalis
• Greek Noun toxon meant "bow" as in archery and the plural often meant
• The noun pharmakon meant a drug. The combination toxicon pharmakon was
used to refer to the poison put on the head of an arrow before battle - it is from
this that we get the term toxic and toxicology. With the suffixes -in or -ine (used to
form chemical compounds), we get toxin and antitoxin. The original meaning of
toxon is retained in the E. word toxophilite, "a lover of archery". The suffix -ite is
Greek and means "person concerned with"
• In Medieval Latin, intoxicare meant "make senseless with wine", and from this we
get intoxicate and intoxicant
• From Greek "pas, pantos" meaning "all, every" and daimon meaning "evil spirit".
• First found in Paradise Lost where it used as the name of a city, the dwelling
place of all the e