-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]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /í.aː/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈi.a/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈi.a/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈi.a/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈi.a/
  • 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

    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, § 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]