-sis

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See also: sis, SIS, sís, šis, šīs, and şiş

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Ancient Greek -σις (-sis, forms noun of action), often via Latin or French.

Suffix[edit]

-sis

  1. forming nouns of action or process
    dialysis, noesis, prosiopesis
  2. (medicine) form noun of condition
    psoriasis, sepsis

Usage notes[edit]

Not very productive, primarily used for borrowed terms from Ancient Greek, also some modern coinages on Ancient Greek roots.

Derived terms[edit]

Category English words suffixed with sis not found