I don’t know why it’s been so long since my last prefix post! Things have been happening here. But let’s continue with our tour of classically derived morphemes!
There aren’t any Greek- or Latin-derived prefixes in English beginning with “Q,” so we’re skipping ahead a bit here (again) to “R” and “S.”
Reminder: prefixes are morphemes that you can attach to word stems. (You can browse that link for previous posts on classically derived word stems.) Generally speaking, prefix changes word meaning, not word function.
Here are previous entries in this series on prefixes:
- Greek and Latin Prefixes: A and B
- Greek and Latin Prefixes: C and D
- Greek and Latin Prefixes: E and H
- Greek and Latin Prefixes: I and M
- Greek and Latin Prefixes: O and P
|re||back, again||repel, revise|
|su(b)||below, under, up from under||submarine, suffer, suppose|
|super, sur||on top of, over, above||supersede, surreal|