-ία

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See also: ἰά, ἴα, -ια, and -ιά

Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognate with Latin -ia, from Proto-Indo-European *-i-eh₂.

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Suffix[edit]

-ῐ́ᾱ (-íāf (genitive -ῐ́ᾱς); first declension

  1. Added to stems of adjectives, or rarely to the stems of verbs, to form feminine abstract nouns

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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, § 859.6

Greek[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ία (-íaf

  1. added to an adjective to create a noun denoting a country:
    Γάλλος (Gállos, French) + ‎-ία (-ía) → ‎Γαλλία (Gallía, France)
    Τούρκος (Toúrkos, Turk) + ‎-ία (-ía) → ‎Τουρκία (Tourkía, Turkey)
    Άγγλος (Ánglos, English) + ‎-ία (-ía) → ‎Αγγλία (Anglía, England)

Declension[edit]