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Latin Roots, Prefixes 

1. figo fixum: a Latin root meaning fix, fasten, attach
2. fix: fasten or make firm; set in place
3. fixture: a thing fastened in place
4. crucifix: picture, medal or statue of Christ fastened on the cross
5. affix: syllable added to a word at either end
6. prefix: syllable added to the beginning of a word
7. suffix: syllable added to the end of a word
8. jungo junctum: Latin root meaning join, unite, connect
9. join:connect, fasten together
10. joint: place where two parts are connected
11. conjunction: word joining two parts of a sentence
12. digitus: Latin root meaning finger, toe, inch
13. digit: finger or toe; numerals from 0 to 9
14. prestidigitation: a fast fingered or sleight-of-hand performance of magic or of card tricks
15. caput capitis: Latin root meaning head
16. capital: top of a column; money
17. capitalism: system to make money
18. captain: head of a group
19. recapitulate: repeat
20. cabbage: vegetable “head”
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400 Totowa Road
Totowa, NJ, 07512

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973.956.8824

Fax:
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The Academy of St. Francis of Assisi
400 Totowa Road, Totowa, New Jersey 07512
Phone: 973.956.8824
Fax: 973.956.9430