Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Greek and Latin Roots of English: Anthropomorphic

According to the Etymology Dictionary, anthropomorphic
refers "to God or gods having human form and human characteristics; of animals and other things ". For example, this dog in the pic.

Anthropomorphic derives from Greek  anthropomorphos, but originally come from words anthropos- "human being" and -morphe "form".
Anthropometric, has got the same root as anthropomorphic, the same as         
 anthropology, anthropic. Other word with the root -morphe are anamorphic, zoomorphic or isomorphic.


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