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Word part Type Origin Definition
-less adjective-forming suffix Middle English without
leuk, leuko, leuc, leuco root Greek white, colorless
lev, liev root Latin light (in weight)
lex, lect2 root Greek speak, speech, word
liber1 root Latin free
libr root Latin book
libra, liber2 root Latin balance, weight
-like adjective-forming suffix Old English similar to, in the manner of
lingu root Latin language, tongue
lip, lipo root Greek fat
lit, litera root Latin letter, reading
lith, litho, -lite, -lithic root Greek mineral, rock, stone, fossil
loc root Latin place
log, logo, -logue root Greek word, speech, written work
-logy, -ology noun-forming suffix Greek study of, science of; written work; structure or principle
loqu, locu root Latin speak; speech
luc, lum root Latin light; shine
luct root Latin struggle
lud, lus root Latin to play
lun, luni, luna root Latin moon
lustr root Latin shine