-άς

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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Suffix[edit]

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

  1. Forms substantives from other words or roots.
    νιφάς (niphás, snow)
    φυγάς (phugás, an exile)
    λαμπάς (lampás, torch)
  2. Forms abstract nouns of number 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.

References[edit]

  • Smyth, Herbert Weir (1920), “Part II: Inflection”, in A Greek grammar for colleges, Cambridge: American Book Company, § 354

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)
  2. Forms female patronymics from name of father.
    Θεστιάς (Thestiás, daughter of Thestius)

Inflection[edit]

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References[edit]

  • Smyth, Herbert Weir (1920), “Part III: Formation of Words”, in A Greek grammar for colleges, Cambridge: American Book Company, § 845

Greek[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek -άς (-ás).

Suffix[edit]

-άς (-ásm

  1. added to another noun to create 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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