Greek Prefixes



Greek Prefixes are widely used to form new words which may convey totally different meanings. A Prefix is placed before a root word to make a new word.

Here is the list of
Greek Prefixes.



A (an) – without

Atheist, apathy, anarchy


Amphi – around, on both sides

Amphitheatre, amphibious


Ana – up, back

Analysis, anachronism


Anti (ant) – against

Antipathy, apology


Apo(ap) – from

Apostate, apology


Arch (archu) – chief

Arch-bishop, arch angel, architect


Auto – self

Autobiography, autograph


Cata – down

Cataract, catastrophe, catalogue


Di – twice

Dilemma


Dia – through

Diameter, diagonal


Dys –badly

Dysentery, dyspepsia


En (em) – in

Encyclopedia, emblem


Epi – upon

Epilogue, epitaph


Eu – well

Eulogy, euphony, eugenics


Ex (ec) – out of

Exodus, eccentric


Hemi – half,

Hemisphere


Homo (hom) – like

Homogeneous, homonym


Hyper – over, beyond

Hyperbole, hypercritical


Hypo – under

Hypocrite, hypothesis


Meta (met) – implying change

Metaphor, metonymy


Mono – alone, single

Monopoly, monophony, monoplane


Pan – all

Panacea, panorama, pantheism


Para – beside, by the side of,

Parallel, paradox, parasite


Peri – round

Period, perimeter, periscope


Philo (phil)– love

Philosophy, philanthropy


Pro – before

Prophesy, programme


Syn (sym, syl, sy ) – with, together

Synonym, sympathy, syllable, system





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