2VITA means life. Something is vital if it is full of life VITA means life. Something is vital if it is full of life. Vitamins keep us alive; and to revitalize a neighborhood is to fix it up and bring it back to life!
3VID means look. We look at videos; evidence is brought out to look at, and we provide for the future by looking (vid) forward (pro)!
4PATER means father. Paternal behavior is fatherly, a patriarch is the male head of the family, and to be an expatriate is to live outside the fatherland!
5MATRI means mother. Maternal means motherly, a matriarch is a female head of the family, and matrimony is marriage!
6POP means people. You are popular when people like you; the population is the people, and a populous region is full of people!
7Advanced Word: Patriarch The word patriarch (PAY-tree-ark) contains the Latin stems patri (father) and arch (rule). A patriarch is a fatherly figure who rules a family. Sometimes a family has a matriarch instead of a patriarch, and in that case the family leader is a female, such as a strong grandmother.
8Ancient Latin Stems, Lesson III stem meaning examples vita (life) vital, vitamin, revitalize vid (look) video, evidence, provide pater (father) paternal, patriarch, expatriate matri (mother) maternal, matriarch, matrimony pop (people) popular, populations, populous