-εια

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From -υς (-us, adjective suffix) or -εύς (-eús, masculine agent noun suffix) +‎ -ιᾰ (-ia, feminine suffix). Nouns formed with this suffix always have recessive accent, while feminine adjectives have accent on the penult if the corresponding masculine form has accent on the ultima.

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Suffix[edit]

-ειᾰ (-eiaf (genitive -είᾱς); first declension

  1. Added to various stems to form feminine nouns of person or thing concerned
    ἱερός (hierós, holy) + ‎-εια (-eia) → ‎ἱέρειᾰ (hiéreia, priestess)
    Καῖσᾰρ (Kaîsar, Caesar) + ‎-εια (-eia) → ‎Καισᾰ́ρειᾰ (Kaisáreia, Caesarea)
  2. Added to adjectival stems to form a feminine form
    γλυκ-ύς m (gluk-ús, sweet) + ‎-εια (-eia) → ‎γλυκεῖα f (glukeîa, sweet)

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