I was wondering the other day about the word corrupt, found that the suffix "rupt" appears in many words and as a prefix for another set and decided to ask this question:
What does "rupt" mean?
corrupt – "core"(I assume) + rupt = broken core ?
rupture – rupt + verb-type thing = broken
then there's all of these , mainly (if not prefixed with a negative) meaning a (on some higher level) to break an existing state of being
This is all very poorly phrased and I apologise, I'm just not entirely capable of expressing exactly what I mean, which is why I made the examples.