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Word part Type Origin Definition
arch, archi, arche (archae), archeo, (archaeo), -arch, -archy root Greek first in rank or time
-arian noun-forming suffix Latin one believing in; one associated with; one having (age)
-arium, -orium noun-forming suffix Latin a place for
arm root Latin arms, weapons
arthr, arthro root Greek joint
-ary1 adjective-forming suffix Latin like, of, related to
-ary2 noun-forming suffix Latin a person, thing, or place associated with
as- prefix Latin to, toward
asper root Latin rough
astr, aster, astro root Greek star
at- prefix Latin to, toward
-ate2 adjective-forming suffix Latin full of; in a state of
-ate1 verb-forming suffix Latin to make, cause, do
-ation noun-forming suffix Latin the act, process, or result of
-ator noun-forming suffix Latin a person or thing that does
-atory1 noun-forming suffix Latin place associated with
au, avi root Latin bird
aud, audit, audio root Latin hear
aut, auto prefix Greek self
ax root Latin axis
bar, baro root Greek pressure, weight