Cross-Reference Groups: ja-my
From time to time, new units are added to this Cross-reference
group that have been “completed”; that is, with as many definitions
as can be found or with a significant number of examples.
kedo-, ked-, cedo-, cedno- (Greek: worry, anxiety, care, grief, trouble,
to be concerned for; protector, guardian, most worthy of care).
laconi-, lacon– (Latin: concise, abrupt; literally, resembling the
style of the Lacedaemonians or Spartans).
laparo-, lapar– (Greek: the soft part of the body between the ribs
and the hip, flank, loin; denotes the flank or loins and the abdominal wall).
larcen-, latro– (Latin: theft, robbery, felony; from latrocinium,
service of mercenaries; freebooting, robbery; latro, “a mercenary soldier;
lard (Greek: fat > Latin: [lardum] bacon).
lauro– (Greek: a drain, passage; sewer).
lax– (Latin: loose; slack).
leg-, lex (Latin: pertaining to the law, legal).
legi-, leg-, ligi-, lig-, lect-, lex-,
–lexia, –lexis, –lexic, –lectic (Latin: read, readable
[to choose words; gather, collect; to pick out, choose; to read, recite]).
lemmo-, lemm-, lemma– (Greek: sheath, husk).
lemma– [singular], lemmata– [plural] (Greek > Latin: to take [something
lexico-, lexi-, lex-, –lexia, –lexias, –lexic,
–lectic (Greek: a word; a saying, a phrase; speaking).
libr-, libel (Latin: book; originally, the “inner bark of a tree”,
whence “the text written on this”, “collection of leaves for writing”,
and finally “book”).
libra-, liber-, libri– (Latin: balance; to be balanced; level,
make even; Roman pound). (Greek: fat, fatty).
lipo-, lip-, –lipid, –lipoid, –lipoma, –lipomatous
(Greek: fat, fatty).
lisso-, liss– (Greek: smooth, polished).
livid-, liv– (Latin > French: bluish, livid; bluish color).
logo-, log-, -logia, , -logical, -logic, -logism, -logician, -logian, -logist, -logy
[-ology is in a separate list] (Greek: talk, speech, speak; word).
long-, longi– (Latin: long).
loqu-, –loquence, –loquent, –loquently, –iloquent,
–iloquently (Latin: talk, speak, say).
loutro-, loutr– (Greek: bath, bathing).
luco-, luc-, luci-, lux, –lucence, –lucent
(Latin: light, shine).
lud-, ludi-, lus– (Latin: play, make sport of, jest; sportive;
lugubri-, lugubr– (Latin: pertaining to mourning, mournful, painful;
lumen-, lumin-, lum– (Latin: light, shine; torch, lamp; heavenly
luna, luni-, lun-, lunu– (Latin: moon, light, shine).
lustr-, lust– (Latin: light up, shine).
lut– (Latin: mud; clay; dirt; filth; mire).
lygo-, lyg– (Greek: shadow, shadowy; shade, darkness; twilight; gloomy).
macul-, maculat– (Latin: spot, mark, stain, blot, mesh).
mal-, male-, mali– (Latin: bad, badly, harsh, wrong; ill; evil;
malaco-, malac-, malako-, –malacia (Greek: soft, softness;
abnormal softening, soft-bodied).
malaxo-, malax– (Latin: to soften, softening; to mollify; a kneading
movement used in massage; stroking, caressing, love play).
malleo-, malle– (Latin: hammer).
-mancy, -mancer, -mantic, -mantical (Greek: used as a suffix; divination,
prophecy; to interpret signs so “practical” decisions can be made [related
-mania, -maniac, -maniacal, -manic, -manically, -maniacally (Greek: mental
mano-, man– (Greek: sparse, thin, rare; slack, loose; by extension,
marito-, marit– (Latin: pertaining to a husband or marriage; used
as a prefix).
mascu-, mas– (Latin: male, manly, of or relating to men or boys; of
the male sex and gender; bold, courageous).
mater-, matri-, matro– matr– (Latin: mother, mama, mom;
mum (British) [family member]).
mecono-, mecon– (Greek > Latin: [mekonion > meconium]
of or pertaining to the poppy, poppy, poppy-juice; opium).
mend– (Latin: defect, blemish).
meteoro-, meteor– (Greek: upraised, high up; in the air; anything
raised from the ground, high, lofty; hovering in the air; hence, “heavenly
body, atmospheric phenomenon”).
metro-, metr– (Greek: mother [family member]).
micto-, –mict– (Greek: mix, mixed; thrown together, blended).
miso-, mis-, –misia (Greek: hate, hater, hatred; disgust for;
mne-, mnem-, mnemon-, mnes-, –mnesia, –mnesiac,
–mnesic, –mnestic (Greek: memory, to remember).
monstr-, monst– (Latin: an omen; a supernatural manifestation; hence,
“horrific-supernatural being; supernatural manifestation”); monstrum,
an evil omen, portent, monster; literally, “that which serves as a warning”,
“to show, point out, indicate”.
mort-, mor-, mori– (Latin: death, dead).
multi-, mult– (Latin: many, much; used as a prefix).
muses (Greek: goddesses of fine arts; including, Calliope, Clio, Erato, Urania,
Euterpe, Polyhymnia, Thalia, Melpomene, and Terpsichore).
mythico-, mytho-, myth-, –mythical, –mythical,
–mythically, –mythic (Greek: talk, speech, word; story; legend).