Roots of Common Terms in Conservation Biology
G = Greek, L = Latin, F = French
anthrōpos = human being (G) and genes = born (G)
"biological diversity" bios = life (G) and divertere = turn aside (L)
conservare = to preserve (L)
eco shortened from ecology, from oikos = house (G)
Danger comes from dangier = meaning the power to harm (F)
exstinguere = extinguished (L)
habitare = posess, inhabit (L)
intrinsecus = inward (L)
mitigare = to soften or alleviate (L)
ozein = to smell (G) [Ozone has a pungent odor, fyi.]
pochier = to enclose in a bag (F)
pollut- = soiled, defiled (L)
populus = people (L) [Even though we can talk about populations of many different organisms, not just human populations]
praeservare= to guard (L)
reservare =keep back, from re- = back+ servare = to keep(L)
restaurare = rebuild, restore (L)
specere = to look(L)
sustinere, from sub- =from below+ tenere = hold (L)
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