Latin Prefixes



Latin 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
Latin Prefixes.



Ab (a, abs)-From, away

Abuse, assign, attach, abstract


Ad (ac, af, al, an, ap, ag, as, ar, at, a)-to

Adjoin, accord, affect, aggressive, allege, announce, appoint, arrest, assign, attach, avail etc…


Ambi (amb, am) - on both sides, around

Ambiguous, amputate, ambition, amphitheatre etc…


Ante (anti, an)-before

Antedate, anticipate, ancestor


Bene-well

Benediction, benefit


Bis (bi, bin)-twice, two

Binoculars, biscuit, bisect


Circum (circu) - around

Circumnavigate, circumference, circuit


Con (col, com, cor) – with, together

Contend, collect, combine, correct


Contra (counter) – against

Contradict, counteract, counterfeit


De-down

Descend, dethrone, depose etc…


Dis (dif, di) –

Disjoin, differ, divide etc…


Demi-half

Demigod


Ex (ef, e) - out of

Extract, effect


Extra-beyond, outside of

Extraordinary, extravagant


In (il, im, ir, en, em) –in, into

Invade, illustrate, immerse, irrigate, enact, embrace etc…


In (il, im, ir) –not

Insecure, illegal, imprudent, irregular etc…


Inter (Intro, enter) – among, within

Intervene, introduce, entertain etc…


Male (mal) –ill

Malevolent, malcontent


Non-not

Nonsense


Ob (oc) –in the way of

Object, occupy etc


Of – against

Offend


Pen – almost

Penultimate, peninsula etc…


Per (pel) – through

Pervade, pellucid


Post – after

Postscript, postdate, postpone


Pre – before

Prefix, prevent, predict


Preter –beyond

Preternatural


Pro (por, pur) –for

Pronoun, portray, pursue


Re – back, again

Reclaim, refund, renew, return


Retro –backwards

Retrospect, retrograde


Se (sed) – apart

Secede, separate, seduce, sedition


Semi – half

Semicircle, semicolon


Sine – without

Sinecure


Sub (suc, suf, sug, sum, sup, sur, sus ) – under

Subdue, succeed, suffer, suggest, summon, support, surmount, sustain


Subter – beneath

Subterfuge


Super –above

Superfine, superfluous


Trans (tra, tres) –across

Transmit, traverse, trespass etc…


Vice – in the place of

Viceroy, vice-president





Prefixes Index



From Latin Prefixes to HOME PAGE


Popular Pages


More Info