Ālīs volat propriīs — She flies with her own wings Motto of the state of Oregon (Ite Anates! Go Ducks!)
424. Selecting the appropriate prefixes from §341, write a list of English derivatives from the following verbs. Define the derivatives, looking them up in the English dictionary if necessary.
425. Latin Suffixes. Many Latin words are formed from others by means of suffixes. Thus:
adveniō, come to
aequō, make level
virtūs, manliness, courage
We see, too, that by the use of suffixes different parts of speech are derived from each other, such as verbs from nouns, nouns from verbs, nouns from adjectives, etc. Some of the suffixes are readily recognized and have a uniform and easily defined meaning. We shall study some of the more important ones later on (§§ 626-629). A knowledge of prefixes and suffixes will greatly increase our Latin and English vocabulary, as it will enable you to grasp the meaning of many words without consulting a Latin dictionary.
426. English Suffixes. Suffixes are equally important in English. Many of them are of Latin origin and have the same meaning as in Latin. As an illustration of the part that suffixes play in the making of English words, note the following combinations of port-, 'carry,' from Latin portō:
porter, portly, portage, portability, portable
Using prefixes as well, we get a much larger number: as,