Roots

Root#5 chrys-

"Chrys-" means gold, golden or yellow. The root comes from the Greek word chrysos which means gold. The root is in 201 entries. There are many words related to flowers and valuable items. chryselephantine-¬†Chryselephantine means made of cold and ivory. You can see the word "elephant" in chryselephantine with signifies ivory. chrysanthemum- A chrysanthemum is… Continue reading Root#5 chrys-

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NASCC 2017

Today was the NASCC spelling in Riverside, California. Students from China and the US came together to spell words. The nighttime finals went on for 18 rounds with words like sassolin (a mineral), ephelis (freckles), and kantele (Finnish harp). After 6 rounds of going back and forth, Shourav Dasari spelled "anisakiasis" to become the champion… Continue reading NASCC 2017

Roots

Root #1- Omphal/o-

The root "omphal/o-" comes from the Greek word omphalos meaning "navel." There are 14 entries in the dictionary containing this root. omphalitis- Inflammation of the umbilicus omphaloid- resembling an umbilicus omphalomesenteric- of or relating to the umbilicus and mesentery omphaloskepsis- meditation while staring fixedly at one's navel omphalion- the center of the umbilicus