Monday, February 21, 2011

Greek and Latin Roots of English: Genocide

According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary´s genocide is " the deliberate and sistematic destruction of a racial, political or cultural group". For example in the photo we see a group of jews in a nazi concentration camp .

According to the Etimology Dictionary´s genocide derives from Greek and composed of Greek genos "race, kind" and latín -cide "killer".
Other words with the root gen- are: genesis, genetic and generic. Other words with the root -suffix -cide are: biocide, suicide and infanticide.


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