What are the root words of author?
June 02, 2010 9:45PM
The root word for author is the Latin word auctor. The word is derived from the verb augere, "to increase; to grow; to nourish", and refers in Latin to anyone who creates something and/or causes it to grow. (The American patriotic song "My Country, 'tis of Thee" still refers to God as "Author of liberty" in this sense.)