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October 18, 2016

English Vocabulary in 365 Days - Lesson 53

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Hello everyone, in our Lesson 52, we learnt about the prefix PerPer represents the meanings through; entirelyToday we shall see the prefix peri. Happy Reading :)

Day 53 : Peri

  • Peri - around;about
Let's try to understand this with some examples
  • period (noun) = a particular length of time
    • peri - Prefix = around
    • od (hodos) - Root = way; course
  • perimeter (noun) = the distance around a closed plane figure
    • peri - Prefix = around
    • meter (metron) - Root = measure
Let's have a look at some more words with peri prefixes, for better understanding.
  • Pericardium - around the heart
  • Pericarp - around the fruit; the covering skin or shell
  • Pericentric - deposited around the centre
  • Periclitate - to expose to danger
  • Pericranium - around the skull
  • Perigee - that point in the orbit of a satellite nearest to the earth
  • Perigon - an angle that is round
  • Perihelion - that point in the orbit of a comet or a planet nearest to the sun
  • Perimeter - the distance around a closed plane figure
  • Perinephritis - inflammation of the tissues around the kidneys
  • Period - a period of time (a going around)
  • Periodic - occurring at regular, stated times
  • Periodical - a publication which appears in regular intervals
  • Periodicity - the quality of recurring regularly
  • Periodontal - around the tooth
  • Periosteal - situated around the bone
  • Periotic - around the ear
  • Peripatetic - walking around; itinerant
  • Peripheral - not as important as the main aim, part, etc. of something
  • Periphery - a line around a surface
  • Periphery - a line around a surface; as, the circumference of a circle
Home Work :

Try to guess the meanings of the following elements.
  1. -patho
  2. -lic
  3. -meter
  4. -nov
a. measure
b. new
c. permit
d. disease

Try to match the above elements with given meanings.  Solve it on your own and

That's all for today guys..... Thank you :)

You can read Old Lessons of this series from here
Shraboni Chakraborty
Asstt. Professor
English and Foreign Languages University,

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