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Lesson 1

Latin & Greek Roots


36 pts.
Name

Period

Date

I. Touching Base
Two roots of Greek/Latin origin appear below. The roots or base fall under the root category, and its
meaning falls under the meaning category. Learn the meaning of each root or base and then complete the
rest of the exercises.
Root:

Meaning:

-MAGN-COSM-

great
world

II. Words in Action


1) Using etymonline.com, find five words come from the root. (1pt each)
2) After you have found the word that uses that root or base, use dictionary.com to define it below.
a) You must write the FULL dictionary definition on the lines provided! (2 pts for each def.)
1. magn:

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2. cosm:

Word: __________________ ___ definition: _________________________________________


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III. Use it:
Take 3 of the words you found and use it correctly in a sentence. Do not use all 3 words from the same
root/base. (all three cannot be words that come from cosm.) 2 pts for each sentence.
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