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Word part Type Origin Definition
-ly1 adverb-forming suffix Old English in such a way or manner
-ly2 adjective-forming suffix Old English like; every (when attached to times)
lys, lyt, -lyze root Greek break down, disintegrate
macro- prefix Greek large, long
magn, magna, magni, maj root Latin great, large
mal, male root Latin bad, evil, ill
man, mani, manu root Latin hand
-mancy noun-forming suffix Greek divination
mand root Latin give an order
mania root Greek excessive desire
mar, mari root Latin sea
matr, matri, mater root Latin mother
maxi root Latin largest
mechan root Greek machine; means
medi root Latin middle
mega, megal, megalo, -megaly root Greek large, great, million
melan, melano root Greek black
memor, member, membr root Latin memory
-ment noun-forming suffix Latin act, process, or instance of
ment root Latin mind
mer, -mere root Greek part