Latin

Derivatives

English Words from Latin

 

For School, Profession, and Everyday Life

by Eugene R. Moutoux

 
At this site you will find more than 1750 Latin derivatives (English words derived from Latin words), defined and used in original sentences, as well as many closely related words. 

Although I originally collected Latin derivatives to help high-school students prepare for college, it is my hope that the collection in its present form, augmented and reformatted, will benefit others as well. 

Please feel free to make a copy for yourself. Teachers may make additional copies for free distribution to their students. 
 
Click if you are interested in seeing a list of the principal English words contained in this collection.

The derivatives are arranged alphabetically under their respective Latin parent words. Click on a letter to view Latin words beginning with that letter. Under each Latin word you will find one or more English words derived from it.
Page A Page B Page C Page D Page E
Page F Page G Page H Page I Page L
Page M Page N Page O Page P Page Q
Page R Page S Page T Page U Page V
 

 *** Derivatives Quizzes *** 

Latin 1

Latin 2

Latin 3

Derivatives #1-60 Derivatives #1-60 Derivatives #1-60
Derivatives #61-120 Derivatives #61-120 Derivatives #61-120
Derivatives #121-180 Derivatives #121-180 Derivatives #121-180
Derivatives #181-240 Derivatives #181-240 Derivatives #181-240
Derivatives #241-300 Derivatives #241-300 Derivatives #241-300
Derivatives #301-360 Derivatives #301-360 Derivatives #301-360

*** 2016 Latin Derivatives for Latin Students ***

Second Edition

If you are a classroom Latin teacher or a home-school mom or dad who wants to make Latin derivatives an important part of the study of Latin, this book may be just the thing for you. Each of the 2016 Latin derivatives in the second edition of 2016 Latin Derivatives for Latin Students is defined and used in an original sentence. Of course, each of these derivatives is accompanied by its Latin root word or words. In addition, the book includes thousands of English words that are closely related to the 2016 featured derivatives. The four main parts of the book have forty-two lessons each, and each lesson contains twelve derivatives. To view three lessons (actual size is 8 x 11), click here. In arranging the derivatives, especially the derivatives of Parts I and II, I have taken into consideration the order in which Latin words are introduced in two standard Latin textbooks. For ease in locating any of the 2016 derivatives, a glossary has been appended. 

The price of the 72-page student edition is $12. A separate edition for teachers contains everything found in the student edition plus 168 ten-point quizzes (and answers), one for each lesson in the book; this edition has 122 pages and sells for $15. To view four quizzes (actual size is 8 x 11), click here. If you want to order one or more copies, please write to me at ermoutoux@juno.com. I will  send you my address, and you can then mail me a check or money order (no cash or credit card numbers, please). Don't forget to include your address. I will try to send your book or books to you on the day your order arrives or on the following day. The post office expects shipment to take approximately ten days. 

Teachers purchasing a copy of this book may photocopy all or some of its pages for free distribution to their students. 

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New in 2005! 

***Thousands of Latin Derivatives***

If you have enjoyed and profited from the Latin-derivatives pages of my web site, you will love this book, for it is more comprehensive and better organized. It contains more than 3000 Latin derivatives that are defined and used in sentences and, in addition, many thousands of related Latin derivatives. The Latin root words in this book are arranged alphabetically, as they are on my web pages, and ample cross references have been provided.. Under verb capio, for example, one finds three defined derivatives (the noun capital, the adjective capital, and capitalism), and cross references to other Latin root words: capax (itself cross-referenced to capacitas), captio, captiosus, captivus, concipio, exceptio, incipio, occupo (cross-referenced to praeoccupo), participium, percipio, praecerptum, and suscipio. Under these words you will find, defined and used in sentences, the Latin derivatives capacious, incapacitate, caption, captious, captivate, conceptualize, unexceptionable, incipient, preoccupied, participle, percipient, precept, and insusceptible as well as several hundred related words. Each of these Latin root words is cross-referenced to capio; additionally, participium is cross-referenced to the noun pars. To view three pertinent pages, click here (for technical reasons, the lines of these sample pages, though single-spaced in the book, are double-spaced on the Internet). 

In Thousands of Latin Derivatives there are 159 additional pages like the three that are linked to above; included also are a page of Latin prefixes and an eleven-page glossary of the book's principal Latin derivatives. Of course, many Latin words do not appear in the book--some because they offer only unchallenging derivatives, others because they have yielded no derivatives at all. The price of the book is $19. Eight-point type is used throughout. If you want to order one or more copies, please write to me at ermoutoux@juno.com. I will  send you my address, and you can then mail me a check or money order (no cash or credit card numbers, please). Don't forget to include your address. I will try to send your book or books to you on the day your order arrives or on the following day. The post office expects shipment to take approximately ten days. 

Teachers purchasing a copy of this book may photocopy all or some of its pages for free distribution to their students. 

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Thanks.

Gene Moutoux                                                                                 Feb. 26, 2007

 Comments and
questions welcome.

My email address is ermoutoux@juno.com

Graphic by Tom Moutoux

Updated 11-14-01 

 

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