em- / Indo-European roots


To take, distribute.

1. ademption, example, exemplary, exemplify, exemplum, exempt, impromptu, peremptory, preemption, premium, prompt, pronto, ransom, redeem, redemption, sample, vintage from Latin emere, to obtain, buy.
2. sumptuary, sumptuous; assume, consume, presume, resume, subsume from Latin sūmere (< *sus(e)m-), to take, obtain, buy (sus-, variant of sub-, up from under; see upo)

[Pokorny em- 310.]

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