-ίων

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See also: ιών, ἱών, and Ἴων

Ancient Greek[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Mark the vowel length of the ambiguous vowel ί by adding a macron after it if it is long, or a breve if it is short. By default, Module:grc-pronunciation assumes it is short if unmarked.

Etymology 1[edit]

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Suffix[edit]

-ίων (-íōn)

  1. (chiefly Epic) Suffix added to father's name that forms masculine patronymic, meaning "son of"
    • Πηλεύς > Πηλεΐων
      Pēleús > Pēleḯōn
      Peleus > son of Peleus

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

Etymology 2[edit]

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Suffix[edit]

-ίων (-íōn)

  1. Suffix added to some adjectival stems to form a comparative adjective: -er
    • ἡδύς > ἡδῑ́ων
      hēdús > hēdī́ōn
      sweet > sweeter

Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • Smyth, Herbert Weir (1920), “Part II: Inflection”, in A Greek grammar for colleges, Cambridge: American Book Company, § 318