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Word parts dictionary; standard and reverse listings of prefixes, suffixes, roots, and combining forms, 2d ed.


Word parts dictionary; standard and reverse listings of prefixes, suffixes, roots, and combining forms com·bin·ing form
A modified form of an independent word that occurs only in combination with words, affixes, or other combining forms to form compounds or derivatives, as electro- (from electric) in electromagnet or geo-
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Sheehan People whose surname is or was Sheehan include:
  • Billy Sheehan, an American rock bassist
  • Bobby Sheehan, an American rock bassist
  • Casey Sheehan, an American soldier
  • Cindy Sheehan, an anti-war activist
  • Fran Sheehan, an American rock bassist
, Michael Michael, archangel
Michael (mī`kəl) [Heb.,=who is like God?], archangel prominent in Christian, Jewish, and Muslim traditions. In the Bible and early Jewish literature, Michael is one of the angels of God's presence.

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Now in its second edition, this is a unique reference that leads the reader to details about English words not found in other sources through its focus on the parts that make up a word's meaning. The format of the work remains unchanged in the second edition, but there are now twice as many examples per entry and many more etymologies. As in the first edition, the work is divided into three parts, with the first section containing a dictionary of the English word parts prefixes, suffixes, combining forms, and roots, with several examples included for each and notes on origin and original meaning. The subsequent sections contain alphabetical and thematic the·mat·ic  
1. Of, relating to, or being a theme: a scene of thematic importance.

 reverse dictionaries so that readers can look up words and learn the parts they contain. The entry for the word "fence," for example, notes "-phragma" and "phragmo- " when used in combination with other parts, or "sep-" when used as a base. The result is a fascinating resource that will give the reader a new awareness of the possibilities of the English language English language, member of the West Germanic group of the Germanic subfamily of the Indo-European family of languages (see Germanic languages). Spoken by about 470 million people throughout the world, English is the official language of about 45 nations. .

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