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10.8: §75. Chapter 10: Exercises

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  • 1. By following the theoretical principles of Chapter 10, reconstruct the LATIN ETYMON for each of the following English words, and identify the basic LATIN VERB:

    English word Latin etymon Latin verb
    e.g. incursion incursio currere, cursus (“run”)
    a. premonition ____________________ ______________________
    b. conservator ____________________ ______________________
    c. adventure ____________________ ______________________

    2. Using a dictionary if necessary, give the ETYMOLOGICAL MEANING etymological meaning of the following English words:

    a. retrogression _______________________________________________________________
    b. interlocutor _______________________________________________________________
    c. dissension _______________________________________________________________
    d. obstacle _______________________________________________________________

    3. Analyse each of the following words:

    e.g. prescription < L praescriptio: prefix prae– (“before”) + perf. part. base script– (scribere, “write”) + noun suffix –io (-ionis)
    a. introspection

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    b. contradict

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    c. manufacture

    _______________________________________________________________

    _______________________________________________________________

    d. compositor

    _______________________________________________________________

    _______________________________________________________________

    e. inspirational

    _______________________________________________________________

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    For Key to Exercises (Latin), see Appendix I.

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