-ia

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Etymology[edit]

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-ia f

  1. Used to form taxonomic names
    1. Especially, to form genus names when appended to the name of a person, usually a scientist or a patron.

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin -ia and Ancient Greek -ία (-ía), -εια (-eia), which form abstract nouns of feminine gender.

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-ia

  1. Used in forming names of countries, diseases, flowers, and rarely collections of things (such as militaria, deletia).
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Etymology 2[edit]

From the endings of corresponding Latin and Ancient Greek plural nouns.

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-ia

  1. Used in forming plurals of nouns in -ium and -ion.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Partially from Ancient Greek -ία (-ía) and -εια (-eia), but also the feminine form of -ius.

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-ia

  1. Used to form an abstract noun of the first declension, usually from an adjective stem.

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Suffix[edit]

-ia

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Usage notes[edit]

Used to form benefactive and aditive verbs from other verbs (either of Bantu or Arabic origin), e.g., lipa (pay) --> lipia (pay for); jibu (answer) --> jibia (answer to/for). This affix is subject to vowel harmony: verbs with root vowels /e/ and /o/ take -ea, e.g., soma (read) --> somea (read to/for s.o).