Greek and Latin Roots: “G” Base Words

We’re trucking right along in this overview of classical base words! Our next installment is the letter “G.” If you want to review previous letters, you can refer to the list of links below:

Base Meaning Example
gam marriage monogamy
ge(o) earth geography
gen(er) be born, give birth, produce genius, generation
ger(ont) elderly geriatric
glob globe, sphere globular
gnos(t) read, know diagnose
grad, gress step, go gradual, congress
graph, gram write, draw photograph, telegram
greg flock, herd gregarious, congregate
gyn(ec) woman misogyny

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