Root of the Week: FIN-

Your Roots2Words Root of the Week is FIN-:

FIN– is a word root meaning end, last, or limit.
Common FIN- words include confine, define, final, finance, fine, finish, and infinity.
More esoteric FIN- words include finery, financier, paraffin, and superfine.

 
**WORDS TO KNOW**

confinement
definitive
finalize
finitude
indefinite
refined

 
**INTERESTING VARIATIONS**

The word finance and all of its derivations are based on the root FIN-. The original sense of the word was “an ending or settlement of a debt” but has expanded to encompass a larger sense of money or resource management.

finance (noun) – the management of money and other assets
— to finance is to support or provide funding for an undertaking
— a financier is someone charged with the management of large amounts of money

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