latin and greek roots

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Subject: latin and greek roots
From: Peter Adderley <>
Date: Sun, 20 Jan 2002 12:32:25 +1100
I would like to know if there is any standard text for finding
Latin and Greek roots which abound in taxonomy.
I've been using the OED but it falls somewhat short of the mark.
For example, looking for the meaning of the greek prefix "eryth-",
meaning simply "red", I find from "erythema" (reddening of the skin)
that the root is the Greek "eruthros". I would like to know if there
is any text which shows the more common form "ery-" or "eryth-"
rather than the pure root "eruth-".


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