Vocab-ability Numbers (Chapter 4) – A More Powerful Vocabulary (This post includes all the Vocab-ability roots representing “Numbers”)

in writing •  10 months ago

This post comprises those roots that represent the “Numbers” from 1 to 10, as well as those that represent 100 and 1,000.

In total, this Vocab-ability post features 12 roots that represent “Numbers." (While these “Number" roots are usually used as prefixes,  they are occasionally used as the stems of words also.)

Vocab-ability Numbers–362 (mono, uni = 1, one)

Vocab-ability Numbers–363 (bi, di, doubl = 2, two)

Vocab-ability Numbers–364 (tri = 3, three)

Vocab-ability Numbers–365 (quart, quad, tetra = 4, four)

Vocab-ability Numbers–366 (penta, quint = 5, five)

Vocab-ability Numbers–367 (hexa, sexa = 6, six)

Vocab-ability Numbers–368 (sept, hept = 7, seven)

Vocab-ability Numbers–369 (oct = 8, eight)

Vocab-ability Numbers–370 (nov, non = 9, nine)

Vocab-ability Numbers–371 (dec = 10, ten)

Vocab-ability Numbers–372 (cent = 100, hundred)

Vocab-ability Numbers–373 (mill = 1000, thousand)

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I find numbers quite easy, I can guess intuitively the meaning.
Maybe just tetrapod and tetralogy I always felt was coming from 3, not from 4.


Ya, many of these are quite commonly known.

On the other hand, "tetra" is quite rare, so it's not important to remember it. But I included it here only because I used to see the large, ugly tetrapods lining the Japanese coast. :-(

well, never thought words could be classified by numbers like this..!

a good trick to remember the words..!

thanks for this 'vocab-abolity' series..!

its been really helpful for non English speakers like me..!!! 🙌

~ Tennis Girl 🎾🎾


It's not done yet .... A few hundred more coming over the next year!


keep the good work going..!!


I will. I'm gonna do daily posts, with Vocab Practice exercises. Anyone who completes the Practice exercises properly will get an UpVote.

I hope to see regular practice from you!


my exams aren't over yet but hopefully i can keep up with the practicing..!

Excellent! I can see that many words of our language have their roots in the Greek. :)


Yep. Learn 1 root, and you can learn a handful of words.
Glad you like it!

I was lucky enough to be in the last Latin class offered at my school. Understanding the roots of words is vital to REAL communication. We live in a modern Babylon where everyone has an opinion on what a word means and very few actually know the definition!


I did not study any Latin in school. I learned all these roots when I was teaching English in Japan.

I learned a lot (more than my students, maybe!!!), and found it all very interesting.

Excellent article. I really liked it. These roots of words have become new to me. Thanks for the knowledge. Good luck to you and Love.

Excellent article. I really liked it. These roots of words have become new to me. Thanks for the knowledge. Good luck to you and Love.

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Well great vocabulry post it really help alot.