Latin Roots for Midterm Exam

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Latin Roots

Meanings

1

BENE

Well

2

CADere, CASus CID, CIS

To fall

3

caedere, caesus, CID, CIS

To cut

4

CEDere, CESSus

To go, yield

5

CAPere, CAPTus, CEPT, CEIVE, CIP

To take

6

CREDere, CREDITus

To believe

7

CLAMare

To call out

8

claudere, CLAUSus, CLOS, CLUD, CLUS

To close

9

COR, CORDis

Heart

10

CURa

Care, concern

11

CURrere, CURSus, COURS

To run

12

DICere, DICTus,

To speak

13

DOLere

To grieve, feel pain

14

DUCere, DUCTus

To lead

15

ESSE

To be

16

FAri, FATus

To speak

17

FACere, FACTus, FEC(T), FIC, FIT

To do

18

FERre, LATus

To carry

19

FINis

End, border

20

FORMa

Form, shape

21

FORTis

Strong

22

FUNDus

Bottom

23

FUNDere, FUSus

To pour

24

GRADi, GRESSus

To step

25

HABere, HABITus

To have, hold

26

JACere, JACTus, JECT

To throw

27

LATus (>FERre)

To carry, bear

28

LEGere, LECTus, LIG

To choose, read

29

LUDere, LUSus

To play

30

MITtere, MISSus

To send

31

MOVere, MOTus

To move

32

NUNTIare, NOUNCE, NUNC

To announce

33

PELlere, PULSus

To push

34

PENDere, PENSus

To hang, weigh

35

PLACere

To please

36

PLICare

To fold

37

PLORare

To cry, wail

38

PORTare

To carry

39

ponere, POSITus

To place

40

PREHENDere, -HENSus

To take

41

PRESSare

To press

42

PUTare, PUTATus

To think

43

QU(A)ERere [QUIRE], QU(A)ESITus, [QUEST]

To seek

44

rumpere, RUPTus

To break

45

SALire, saltus, -SULT

To leap, jump

46

SCANDere, SCANSus, SCEND

To climb

47

SCRIBEre, SCRIPTus

To write

48

SEDere[SID], SESSus

To sit

49

SENTire, SENSus

To feel, perceive

50

SEQUi, SECUTus

To follow

51

SISTere

To stand, stop

52

SOLVere, SOLUTus

To loosen, unite

53

SPECTare

To look at

54

SPIRare

To breathe

55

STRUere, STRUCTus

To build

56

SUMere, SUMPTus

To take

57

TENere, TENTus

To stretch

58

TESTari

To testify

59

TORquere, TORTus

To twist

60

tahere, TRACTus

To pull

61

TRIBUere, TRIBUTus

To give, pay

62

VADere, VASus

To go

63

VENire, VENTURus

To come

64

VERTere, VERSus

To turn

65

VIA

Road

66

VIDere, VISus

To see

67

VOCare

To call

68

VOLuntas

Will

69

VOLVere, VOLUTus

To roll, turn


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