Greek and Latin Roots: “I,” “J,” and “K” Base Words

Time for our next installment in this tour through classically derived English vocabulary: base words starting with “I,” “J,” and “K.” (There aren’t too many of each, so I decided to combine them.) If you want to review previous letters, you can refer to the links below:

Remember, these are all base words. I’ll tackle classical affixes (prefixes and suffixes) in a later series.

Base Meaning Example
i(t) go transient, exile
iatr doctor pediatrician
ig(u), ag, act drive, go ambiguous, agile, action
jac, ject throw eject
kilo thousand kilogram

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