One of the most unique features of Accordance 7 is the addition of Greek and Hebrew roots. You'll first notice this when you mouse over a word in Greek or Hebrew:
In the screenshot above, the Instant Details box lists the inflected form we've moused over, followed by the lexical form agapao, followed by the root from which that word is derived in parentheses. In this case, the root of the verb agapao is the noun agapé.
That's an interesting bit of information, but what can you do with it?
Well, the first thing we can do is to search for all words derived from a particular root. We do that by entering the plus symbol (+) followed by the root we want to find. Like this:
When we click OK, Accordance will find every word derived from the root agapé. To find out what words were found, let's Click the Details button and look at the Analysis tab:
As you can see, our search for the root agapé found the verb agapao, the noun agapé, and the adjective agapétos.
Now, the cool way to search by root is not to type it in yourself, but to select a word in a Greek or Hebrew text and then hold down the shift and option keys while clicking on the Search button of the Resource palette. For example, the first verse returned by our root search for agapé is Matthew 3:17. If you select the word eudokesa at the end of that verse and shift-option click the Search button, Accordance will automatically search for all roots from which that selected word is derived.
We've just scratched the surface of what you can do with roots. Next week, we'll build a Construct to look for agreement by root. And later, we'll use a basic root search to show off some of the new graphing features of version 7.