prehensile - Dictionary definition and meaning for word prehensile
PRE(before)+HENS+ILE before the hens can escape we have to grasp & hold them.
From comprehensible to get hold of idea or concept.Prehensile is get hold or grasp things.
PreHensile..Concentrate on Hensile.. Sounds like Tensile..Now Tensile means Capable of Being stretched, similarly lets say hensile means capable of being held or grasped..!
Root word prehend/ /prehens/ /preg/ = to grasp; to take; to seize e.g. comprehensible
PREHENSILE sounds like PENCIL. Hands are PREHENSILE because they can grab PENcILs.
pre+hens+ile(read ill). Before hens get ill we have to grasp and hold them to cure.
pre(before) + H (harvest) + en (ensure) + sle (selling) means more greedy to get hold of money.
prehend-means to arrest...so prehensile means to grasp or similar to arrest