ped— usually relates to feet, footed, or a line of descent.
post— means “after”, “afterwards”, “later”, or “behind”.
pre— means “before” in time or place, or in the order or importance of things.
pro— can mean “before” in time or place, or in the order of things.
pro— can mean “favouring” or “supporting”.
pro— can mean “in front of”, “forwards”, or “onward”.
pros— means “towards” or “in addition to” something.
proto— means “first”.
—pede or —pedal create a noun or adjective that refers to feet or something footed.
—pod or —pode also refer to feet or a number of feet.
- Which suffixes correspond to a prefix similar in meaning?
- Identify additional words with prefixes and suffixes beginning with the letter P.
Special reading assignment
- Philippa and her friend Stephen sloughed off their scarves and photographed the phantom pheasant phenomenon in the pharmacy.
- White pelicans scoop up fish while swimming; brown pelicans plunge from a height, bill-first, to catch fish.
Note: This blog post is an excerpt from a book, “English Manual: Letter by Letter,” to be published sometime soon.