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Ancient Latin Stems, Lesson III
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!
VID means look. We look at videos; evidence is brought out to look at, and we provide for the future by looking (vid) forward (pro)!
PATER 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!
MATRI means mother. Maternal means motherly, a matriarch is a female head of the family, and matrimony is marriage!
POP means people. You are popular when people like you; the population is the people, and a populous region is full of people!
Advanced 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.
Ancient Latin Stems, Lesson III stemmeaningexamples 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