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Word part Type Origin Definition
poly root Greek many
popul root Latin the people
port root Latin carry
pos, -pose, pon, -pone, -pound root Latin put, place
poss, pot root Latin able; power
post- prefix Latin after, behind
pre- prefix Latin before
prim, princ root Latin first
pris, -prise, prehens, -prehend root Latin take, grasp
pro-1 prefix Latin before, forward, forth
pro-2 prefix Greek before
prob, prov, -prove root Latin good; test, prove
proto, prot root Greek first, original, primitive
pseud, pseudo root Greek false
psych, psycho root Greek mind, soul, mental process
pter, ptero, pteryg, pteryx root Greek wing, fin
pug, pugn root Latin fight
pung, punct, point root Latin prick, sharp
purg root Latin clean
put, putat root Latin trim; count; reckon or suppose
pyr, pyro root Greek fire, heat, fever