-crasy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Ancient Greek κρᾶσις (krasis, mixing”, “tempering), often via Latin -crāsia and, additionally, Old French -crasie.

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-crasy

  1. Lending a sense of temperament; constituent pattern.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Because -crasy and -cracy are homophones, and the former is comparatively much rarer, the two suffixes are often mistakenly conflated in the latter spelling, thus giving rise to such common misspellings as idiosyncracy.

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