Latin-Greek files are intended for those who would like
to expand their knowledge of Latin and Greek roots,
prefixes and suffixes. The focus is on medical terms, but the main
list has broader application, since Greek and Latin roots are common in English and are found in
a wide variety of specialized vocabularies.
The files are available in three formats: 1. As an MS Word document, 2. as Instant Text glossaries (text files), and 3. as Shorthand/Speedtype "dictionaries".
1. In the MS Word format, the Latin-Greek Word Builder (LatinGreek.doc) contains about 1800 word elements - prefixes, roots, suffixes. It is a very comprehensive list of Latin and Greek combining forms. Here is a screenshot from the first page of the MS Word document:
200 pharmacy abbreviations are included in the MS Word file as well as Roman numerals and the Greek alphabet.
3. As Shorthand/Speedtype "dictionaries" (a proprietary format with suffix .spf):
(The file in MS Word format is included when ordering the Shorthand/Speedtype dictionaries.)
Here the letter "f" has been typed in the LatinGreekSFW.spf
file and the related prefixes, suffixes, origin and meaning are given
for each entry. As with the Instant Text version, in the
alternative LatinGreekSFWlg dictionary, all short forms begin
with the letters "lg". The initial "lg" will set off all these entries from any other. Also in
LatinPharmacySFWp.spf all the short forms begin with the letter "p".
These glossaries and "dictionaries" are not executable programs. There is no need to "install" or "run". They work within the text expander (Instant Text or Shorthand/Speedtype).
To use the Word document format, you unzip the file and copy the Word
document into your designated folder. Then open the file with MS
To use the Instant Text or Shorthand versions, you unzip the files and copy the .glo files to the InstText/Glossary folder or the .spf files to your Shorthand folder. Then open any of these files as you would any other Instant Text glossary or Shorthand dictionary.