English Derivatives: Donum
Dear Latin Teacher,
What are the English derivatives for donum
The Latin word donum
means gift. It has several related words in Latin and several English Derivatives.
In Latin: The two most common verbs for to give are dare
) and donare
For English derivatives, we can take a look at the fourth principal part of each verb: datus
we have in English donate and donation. Also donator, donary, donative, donatory, donor and donee.
we have datum and data. Also date, which is a given
time or day.
Adding the prefix ex
we get edere
, meaning to publish or give out. And so the English derivatives edit, editor, edition, etc.
Hope this helps, and thanks for asking a Latin teacher.
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