[Word-ology] Disciple =Dis +Cip +Le

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Before today’s learning, let’s check the answers to the last episode.

dissonance= dis[apart] + son [sound] + ance[n.]

Definition:a conflict of people’s opinions or actions or characters

resonant= re- [back] + son[sound] + ant[n.]

Definition: A sound that is resonant is deep and strong


Today we will learn the new root “cip“. It means “take” and is used in many words. Let’s see the word “disciple” together.

In the word “disciple“, “dis” means “away“, “cip” means “take” and “le” at the end of the word indicates that the word is a noun. By combining them together we can deduce that “disciple” means “people who take away (doctrines)“.

In Merriam-webster Dictionary, “disciple” means “a person who accepts and assists in spreading the doctrines of another“, which is highly similar to what we’ve deduced.

Here are one examples to use “disciple” :

Jamnalal Bajaj was an ardent disciple of Gandhi.


Now it’s your time to figure out the meanings of the following words!

principal= prin[prim, first]+cip[take]+-al[a.]

emancipate= e-[out]+man[hand] +cip[take]+-ate[v.]


That’s all for [Word-ology] today!

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