Greek and Latin Roots: -ego-, -ocu-, and -cred-

The Latin root -ocu- derives from oculus, meaning eye. The Latin root -ego- means I or self. The Latin root -cred- comes from credere, meaning belief. Remember that the root -duc- from the Latin word ducere, means "to lead." The latin -leuk-, meaning "light" or "brightness," is the source of our roots-luc- and -lumin-. The root -anthro- comes from the Greek word anthropos, meaning "human being." When combined with other word parts, this root forms a number of words with people as part of the meaning. The root -theo- comes from the Greek word theos, meaning "god." When combined with other word parts this root forms words with God or deity as part of the meaning. Complete the following assignment using the Latin roots to determine word meanings.

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Latin and Italian Instructor
New Fairfield High School
New Fairfield, CT

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