What is the fundamental portion of a word?
The 'Root" contain the essential, basic meaning of the word. It is the fundamental portion of that word. The suffixes are attached to make the root more specific, and the prefixes are attached at the beginning of a root to make also more specific. ...
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What is the Latin word for tree root?
The word radix (-icis, f.) serves in Latin for all kinds of roots, including tree roots. If you want to be more specific, you can say radix arborea ("tree root", i.e. the kind of root a tree has) or radix arboris ("the root of a tree", particularly if you have a specific tree in mind). ...