-ía

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ía

  1. Suffix indicating the first-person singular imperfect indicative of -er and -ir verbs.
  2. Suffix indicating the third-person singular imperfect indicative of -er and -ir verbs.

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Etymology 2[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ía f

  1. forms nouns, from adjectives, denoting states, conditions and qualities; -ness; -ity; -y; -hood
    alegre(joyful) + ‎-ía → ‎alegría(joy)
  2. (medicine) forms the names of medical conditions; -y; -ia
    acéfalo(acephalous) + ‎-ía → ‎acefalía(acephaly)
  3. forms the names of offices or jobs; -ship
    alcalde(governor) + ‎-ía → ‎alcaldía(the job or office of a governor)
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