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June 28, 2016

English Vocabulary in 365 Days - Lesson 10

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Hello everyone, in our Lesson 9, we learnt about the prefix apoApo represents the meanings away, from. Today we shall see the prefixes arch, archi and archaeo. Happy Reading :)

Day 10 : Arch, Archi, Archaeo

  • arch, archi - chief; ruler; first
  • archaeo - ancient; primitive
Let's try to understand these with some examples....
  • archaeology (noun) = Study of first or early art and customs.
    • archaeo (arkhaios) - Prefix = ancient history 

  • ology - Suffix = study of
  • architecture (noun) = the art and study of designing buildings. 

    • archi (arkhi) - Prefix = chief
    • tect (tekton) - Root = builder

  • ure - Suffix = the action of
  • Let's have a look at some more words with arch, archi and archaeo prefixes, for better understanding.
    1. architect = chief, first builder
    2. monarch = a single ruler 
    3. archbishop = chief bishop
    4. anarchy = a state without government
    5. archenemy = main enemy (baddest enemy)
    6. patriarch = the male head of a family or tribe
    7. matriarch = a woman who is the head of a family or tribe
    8. archetype =a very typical (best) example of a certain person or thing (a specific type)
    9. oligarchy =  (government by) a small group of powerful people
    Home Work :

    Try to guess the meanings of the following elements.
    1. meta-
    2. non-
    3. out-
    4. para-
    a. change
    b. outside
    c. beside
    d. not

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

    That's all for today guys..... Thank you :)
    Shraboni Chakraborty
    Asstt. Professor
    English and Foreign Languages University,

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