Sunday, December 19, 2010

Greek and Latin Roots of English: Agriculture

According to the Merriam-Webster agriculture is ''the
science, art, or practice of cultivating the soil,
producing crops, and raising livestock and in varying
degrees the preparation and marketing of
the resulting products

According to the Etymology Dictionary agriculture
derives from Greek,
agri- (a field) and -culture (culti-

Another words with the root
agri- are: agrarian,
agribusiness and agroecology. Other words with the
root -culture are acculturation, counterculture and


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