Know Your Roots! Can You Define These Words Containing The Greek Root ‘Graph’?
Knowing our roots is the best way for us to truly understand and learn from our past. Of course, with language, it’s more of a way to keep our past organized and understand it’s influence and the rules it has stuck us with.
The Greek root ‘graph’, meaning ‘write/writing'(hint!) is present in much of our English language, and most of us are familiar with it’s common usage. That said, there are plenty of ‘graphic’ words that we may not have ever had to use before. How familiar are you with one our your roots? Take the quiz!
"apparatus used to communicate at a distance over a wire"
"the act or art of writing in shorthand"
"a graphic character used in picture writing"
"a picture in which an image is focused onto film or other light-sensitive material and then made visible and permanent by chemical treatment, or stored digitally."
"one of several distinct subdivisions of a text"
"representing the sounds of a language by written symbols"
"a detailed and documented treatise on a particular subject"
"a method of printing from a metal or stone surface"
"a compiler or writer of a dictionary"
"handwritten book or document" (this one might be tricky!)
"the study of handwriting"
"written or drawn or engraved"
"a quotation at the beginning of some piece of writing"
"the science of analyzing and deciphering codes and ciphers"
"the making of maps and charts"
"an account of the series of events making up a person's life"
"a list of writings with time and place of publication"
"a person's own signature"
"a book or account of your own life"
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