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Word part Type Origin Definition
-hood noun-forming suffix Old English 1. state, condition; 2.the whole group of
horr, hor root Latin tremble, bristle (as with fear)
hosp, host1 root Latin host, guest
host2 root Latin stranger, enemy
hydr, hydro root Greek water, hydrogen, liquid
hyp-, hypo- prefix Greek under, below, less
hyper- prefix Greek over, beyond, excessive
hypn, hypno root Greek sleep
i- prefix Latin not, without
iatr, iatri, iatro, -iatry root Greek medical care, healing
-ic adjective-forming suffix Latin and Greek like, pertaining to
-ician noun-forming suffix Latin practictioner of or expert in
icon, icono root Greek image
-ics noun-forming suffix Greek science, study, or practice of; properties of; practices pertaining to
idio root Greek particular or personal to; distinct
-iferous adjective-forming suffix Latin producing, bearing, carrying
-ification, -efaction noun-forming suffix Latin act or process of making or becoming
ig- prefix Latin not, without
il-1 prefix Latin in, into, on
il-2 prefix Latin not, without
-ile, -il adjective-forming suffix Latin capable of being or undergoing; pertaining to