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Grade 8 English
1.39 Greek and Latin Number Roots

Directions: The following table gives the Greek and Latin roots of English numbers. Review the table and answer the questions. Write your own example words for the Greek and Latin number roots given in this table. Use your example words in sentences.

Number

Greek

Latin

hemi-

semi-/demi-

1

mono-

uni-

1

sesqui-

2

di-

duo-/bi-

3

tri-

tre-/ter-

4

tetra-/tetr-

quadri-/quadr-

5

penta-/pent-

quinque-/quinqu-

6

hexa-/hex-

sexa-/sex-

7

hepta-/hept-

septua-

8

octa-/octo-/oct-

octa-/octo-/oct-

9

ennea-

nona-/non-

10

deka-/deca-

deci-

12

dodeca-

13

triskaideka-

20

icosa-

vigen-

100

hecto-/hect-

centi-

1000

chilia-

milli-


Q 1: A railway system using a single rail.
hemirail
chiliarail
trirail
monorail

Q 2: An athletic contest in which each contestant participates in the following seven track and field events: 200-meter and 800-meter runs, 100-meter hurdles, shot put, javelin throw, high jump, and long jump.
pentathlon
heptathlon
triathlon
decathlon

Q 3: A metric unit of area equal to 100 ares (2.471 acres).
millionare
hectare
pentare
decare

Q 4: An abnormal fear of the number 13.
nanophobia
megaphobia
triskaidekaphobia
triphobia

Q 5: Something that is a foot and a half long, e.g. long words.
vigenpedalian
pentapedalian
tetrapedalian
sesquipedalian

Q 6: Half of the Earth may be called ____.
biosphere
monosphere
pentasphere
hemisphere

Q 7: A group or set of nine.
heptaed
ennead
triad
milliad

Q 8: One of a group of six babies born from the same mother during the same birth.
quadruplet
triplet
sextuplet
pentaplet

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