-ιέρα

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See also: ιερά

Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Developed in Byzantine Greek from Italian -iera, originally as part of directly loaned words, then added as a suffix to earlier Greek nouns.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʝeɾa/ (after β, δ, ζ, ρ)
  • IPA(key): /ˈçeɾa/ (after θ, π, σ, τ, φ)

Suffix[edit]

-ιέρα (-iéraf

  1. added to a noun to denote a collection, container, holder or grouping:
    αλάτι (aláti, salt)   x   αλατιέρα (alatiéra, salt shaker)
    καπέλο (kapélo, καπέλο)   x   καπελιέρα (kapeliéra, hat box)
    φρούτο (froúto, fruit)   x   φρουτιέρα (froutiéra, fruit bowl)
    σκάκι (skáki, chess)   x   σκακιέρα (skakiéra, chessboard)
  2. added to a noun to denote a maker or cooker of the first noun:
    τοστ (tost, toasted sandwich)   x   τοστιέρα (tostiéra, toasted sandwich maker)
    ψήστης (psístis, turnspit)   x   ψηστιέρα (psistiéra, grill)
  3. added to certain nouns to denote a female worker:
    κάμαρα (kámara, chamber)   x   καμαριέρα (kamariéra, chambermaid)
    τραπέζι (trapézi, table)   x   τραπεζιέρα (trapeziéra, waitress)

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