The root "omphal/o-" comes from the Greek word omphalos meaning "navel." There are 14 entries in the dictionary containing this root. omphalitis- Inflammation of the umbilicus omphaloid- resembling an umbilicus omphalomesenteric- of or relating to the umbilicus and mesentery omphaloskepsis- meditation while staring fixedly at one's navel omphalion- the center of the umbilicus
Roots are a huge part of spelling bee and words in general. Many Latin and Greek words contain roots. But roots aren't exclusive to those languages. For the next few days I will be investigating over roots and various words containing that root. Roots are like the building blocks words. Each root has its own… Continue reading Roots
There are so many great movies buzzing around now. However, spelling bee movies will never bee old. Are there swarms of people at the theaters? I'll stop with the puns. Here is a list of great spelling bee movies. Spellbound- This is a great documentary. It follows the 8 finalists of the 1999 Scripps National… Continue reading Summertime Fun
The Scripps National Spelling Bee:The most widely known spelling with many people watching and participating in it. South Asian Spelling Bee: This occurs mostly during the summer. There are regional centers all over the US and one in Ghana. North South Foundation: This bee is headed by a non-profit organization and also has other competitions… Continue reading Which spelling bees can you compete in?
Most people begin with a classroom spelling bee where the words come from the school list that Scripps provides. The words will generally come from the grade level that you are in. The next round will be the school spelling bee. Once again, Scripps provides the school list for fourth through eighth graders. It will… Continue reading How does the spelling bee work?
Many people question why the spelling bee is so acclaimed. Many people also question, “Well, what’s the point of learning so many words if you aren’t going to use most of them?” There is so much more to a word than just the letters that make the spelling. The pronunciation is a small part. The… Continue reading Why do spelling?