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November 01, 2016

English Vocabulary in 365 Days - Lesson 58

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Hello everyone, in our Lesson 57, we learnt about the prefixes Pro, Por,PurPro, Por, Pur represent the meanings forward; forthToday we shall see the prefix proto. Happy Reading :)

Day 58 : Proto

  • Proto - first; original
Let's try to understand this with some examples
  • protocol (noun) = a glued-on descriptive first leaf of a manuscript
    • proto (protos) - Prefix = first
    • col (kola) - Root = glue
  • protoplasm (noun) = living matter, the physical basis of life
    • proto - Prefix = first
    • plasm (plassein) - Root = to form ; to shape
Let's have a look at some more words with prefixes, for better understanding.
  • proto-hitoric = belonging to the earlier age of history
  • prototype = the first design of something from which other forms are copied
  • protomorphic = existing at or from the beginning of the world
  • proton = a type of elementary particle (= a very small piece of matter) with a positive electrical charge that is found in the nucleus of all atoms
  • protozoan = a very small living thing made up of only one cell
  • protoplast = the protoplasm of a living plant or bacterial cell whose cell wall has been removed
  • prototypical =  very typical as an example of a particular thing
    Home Work :

    Try to guess the meanings of the following elements.
    1. -phono
    2. -lumin
    3. -pluri
    4. -monstr
    a. more
    b. light
    c. sound
    d. to show

    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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