Tuesday, January 26, 2010


The words that we use every day in our English language come from many other languages and cultures. We use them every day and don't realize how many other languages make up our English language. PAN is another root word of English which makes up many words. Here are some examples for PAN.

PAN means ALL

Panacea (noun) - A remedy for all disease or ills.
o One day they hope to find the ultimate panacea and cure all of the world's ills.
o The scientists are discovering a panacea which can cure all kinds of diseases.
o After years of incarceration the outside had become the panacea to all my ills.

Pandemic (adjective) – A wide spread disease.
o Because the rats and fleas that spread the Black Plague were found throughout Europe, the plague soon became a pandemic there.
o It’s difficult to read a newspaper or watches the TV news without finding some reference to the anticipated avian flu pandemic.
o Dire predictions have been made that a devastating influenza pandemic will occur any time soon.

Pandemonium (noun) - Wild uproar or unrestrained disorder; tumult or chaos.
o The riot caused sheer pandemonium!
o Keith thought long; then came up with perfection: “All-out pandemonium based on demented harassment of anything that moves”.
o These are indicative of the general pandemonium which seems to be dominating the class at the present time.

Panegyric (noun) – A lofty speech of praise for a person usually in a eulogy.
o Tom gives a panegyric while talking to his co-workers.
o I do not agree at all with the panegyrics written in the English newspaper.
o I speak a panegyric of love to my girlfriend.

Pantheist (noun) – A person who believes is all gods.
o Pantheism is a philosophy where God is manifested in the universe, and that all creation is a part of God.
o The Pantheist loves Jesus, Buddha, and all other deities.
o Michael goes to church everyday; he is pantheist.

Pangaea (noun) – the hypothetical landmass that existed when all continents were joined together.
o Dinosaurs lived on Pangaea long before people were alive.
o Scientists say that long ago America was a part of Pangaea.

Panorama (noun) – an unobstructed view from all directions.
o The best place to see a panorama of Colorado is from Long’s Peak.
o An easy walk here can be taken to Viewing Peak, from where a panorama of the valley unfolds.
o The panorama of the limestone peaks of the Blue mountain range on the west coast never fails to impress.
o Sarah loves to take panoramic pictures when she sees a beautiful view.

Panchromatic (adjective) - sensitive to all visible colors, as a photographic film.
o In fact they are like normal panchromatic films except that they have extended red sensitivity to longer electromagnetic wavelengths.
o Examples include combining high resolution panchromatic imagery with coarse resolution multispectral imagery, or merging actively and passively sensed data.

These are example words that aren’t coming from the root word:

Panda (noun) - A cute bear having black and white color that mostly founded in China.
Panic (noun) - A sudden overwhelming fear, with or without cause, that produces hysterical or irrational behavior and that often spreads quickly through a group of persons or animals.
Pancake (noun) - A thin, flat cake of batter fried on both sides on a griddle or in a frying pan; griddlecake or flapjack.
Pancreas (noun) - a gland, situated near the stomach, that secretes a digestive fluid into the intestine through one or more ducts and also secretes the hormone insulin.

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