In THIS POST, we talked about prefixes, suffixes, and root words. To date, that post has had more than 1,400 page views. I have no idea why it was so popular, but let's see if we can break that record by discussing more meanings of word parts (I'm not telling Willy Dunne Wooters about the 1,400+ because he'll say it's spambot; I'm sticking my tongue out at you, WDW).
According to our source, Vocabulary for a New World by Linda J. Palumbo and Frank J. Gaik, "learning the building blocks of words can help you to figure out and remember the meanings of many new words you encounter."
Palumbo and Gaik point out in one section of the book how the root "patri or pater, for father, spawns several related words."
Patri plus archy, which means rule gives us
patriarchy = rule by the fathers
Patri plus mony, which means wealth gives us
patrimony = the wealth of the father
patrimonialism = a system of authority based on inherited wealth
The suffixes -ic, -al, and -ous mean "made of or characterized by" and can be "used to turn some words into advectives."
poetic = in the form or spirit of a poem
porous = having pores
aquatic = of the water
Do you recognize these word parts related to forms and measures?
Neo, of course, means new, as in neo-Nazi, but I'd say a Nazi is a Nazi is a Nazi.
Infinities of love,