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#149596 - 10/31/05 01:34 AM Daughter's homework help needed - PLEASE
Every week my daughter has homework where she is given an English word and has to find words that have come from the same original root. For example, if she is given the word "reprehensible" and its root is "reprehendere" then she has to list other English words that have come from "reprehendere." The words might not even have any similarity to the original English word she was given, they just have to come from the same root, i.e., if "dog" somehow had come from "reprehendere" she'd need to list "dog" as one of her words.
Help, PLEASE. Does anyone know of a web site, software, or book where you can start with the root, i.e., "reprehendere" and find what English words come from that root?
#149597 - 10/31/05 01:50 AM Re: Daughter's homework help needed - PLEASE
You could use any internet dictionary which gives etymologies. If you start with reprehensible and the dictionary informs you that the etymon is reprehendere, just search the dictionary for reprehendere.
I believe the online AHD specifically allows you to search etymologies only._________________________
#149598 - 10/31/05 04:49 AM Re: grab this
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#149599 - 10/31/05 08:21 AM Re: Daughter's homework help needed - PLEASE
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