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Word part Type Origin Definition
para root Greek defense against
para- prefix Greek beside, alongside
part root Latin divide
path, patho, -pathic, -pathy root Greek suffer, feel; disease
patr, patri, pater root Latin father, fatherland
pecc root Latin sin
ped1, pedi, -pede root Latin foot, feet
ped2, pedo root Greek child
pel, puls root Latin drive, push
pend, pens root Latin hang; weigh; spend
penta, pent root Greek five
pept, peps root Greek digestion
per- prefix Latin through, throughout; very
peri root Greek around, surrounding
petr, petro root Latin and Greek rock, stone
phag, -phage, -phagy root Greek eat
phil, philo, -philia, -phile root Greek love, fondness
phobia, -phobe, -phobic root Greek fear, dread
phon, phono, -phone, -phony root Greek sound, voice
phor, -phore root Greek carry, bear
phot, photo root Greek light