-ίων

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See also: ιών, ἱών, Ἴων, and ἰών

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Etymology 1[edit]

Perhaps taken from Anatolian.

Suffix[edit]

-ῑ́ων (-ī́ōnm, f (genitive -ῑ́ωνος or -ῑ́ονος); third declension

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

From Proto-Hellenic *-yos, from Proto-Indo-European *-yos.

Suffix[edit]

-ῑ́ων (-ī́ōnm, f (neuter -ῑον); third declension

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