-άς

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

 

Suffix[edit]

-ᾰ́ς (-ásf (genitive -ᾰ́δος) third declension

  1. Forms substantives from other words or roots.
    νιφάς (niphás, snow)
    φυγάς (phugás, exile)
    λαμπάς (lampás, torch)
  2. Forms nouns from numerals.
    δεκάς (dekás, the number ten)
Usage notes[edit]

If a verb-stem varies in grade, the resulting noun is usually in the o-grade (or, failing that, the zero-grade), e.g. στρέφω (stréphō) → στροφάς (strophás); νείφω (neíphō) → νιφάς (niphás). The resulting substantive usually has nominal force, but sometimes has adjectival force.

Etymology 2[edit]

From (-s). The form -ιάς (-iás) comes from analogy to forms like Θεστιάς (Thestiás) from Θέστιος (Théstios).

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-ᾰ́ς (-ásf (genitive -ᾰ́δος) third declension

  1. Forms feminine adjectives or nouns.
    ἀγριάς (agriás, wild)
    Δηλιάς (Dēliás, female Delian)

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Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek -άς (-ás).

Suffix[edit]

-άς (-ás) m (-ás)

  1. Used to form agent nouns:
    μύλος ("mill") → μυλωνάς ("miller")
    γάλα ("milk") → γαλατάς ("milkman", "dairyman"")
    γυναίκα ("woman") → γυναικάς ("womaniser")
    φαγητό ("food") → φαγάς ("gourmand", "greedy guts")

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