fortitude belligerent

Etymological Study

fortitude

1. word origin

1350-1400; Middle English < Latin fortitūdō strength, firmness, courage,equivalent to forti (s) strong + -tūdō -tude

2. roots

Middle English, from Latin fortitūdō, from fortis, strong; see bhergh- in Indo-European roots.

3. dictionary definition

The definition of fortitude is having strong will in the face of danger or pain.

4. definition/explanation in student's own words

Courage shown when you are in great pain or experiencing a lot of trouble.

5. prefixes/suffixes

<Suffix>

TUDE which means STATE OF & CONDITION OF. It makes nouns and often, in giving the meaning, one likes to end the word with NESS. A Suffix which also means STATE OF & TUDE is used to form abstract nouns from adjectives.


<prefix>

for-away,off,from

6. Synonyms

boldness,bravery,courage

7. parts of speech

noun

8. pronunciation

/ˈfɔr·t̬ɪˌtud/

9. visual representation

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10. sentenses

  • He showed fortitude to the audience.
  • They face a calamity with fortitude.

Belligerent

1. word origin

1570-80; < Latin belliger waging war ( belli, combining form of bellumwar + ger-, base of gerere to conduct) + -ent; replacing belligerant <Latin belligerant- (stem of belligerāns, present participle of belligerāre towage war; see -ant)

2. roots

The root is the Latin word bellum (war).The word "belligerent" comes from the Latin beliger (warlike) or belligerare (to make war). The root words are bellum (war) and gerer (to make).


3. dictionary definition

adjective

1.warlike; given to waging war.

2.of warlike character; aggressively hostile; bellicose:

a belligerent tone.

3.waging war; engaged in war:

a peace treaty between belligerent powers.

4.pertaining to war or to those engaged in war:

belligerent rights.


noun

5.a state or nation at war.

6.a member of the military forces of such a state.

4. Definition/explanation in student's own words

very unfriendly and wanting to argue or fight

5. prefixes/suffixes

prefix; bel, be


suffix;rent, ent

6. synonyms

pugnacious, truculent,combative

7. parts of speech

  • adjective: interbelligerent, unbelligerent
  • noun
  • adverb:belligerently,unbelligerently

8. pronunciation

buh-lij-er-uh-nt

9. visual representation

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10. sentences

  • Belligerent noises are now coming out of the United States.
  • He's looking for the belligerent countries to take action in favor of peace.