-ιος

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See also: ιός, Ίος, and ἰός

Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *-yós.

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Suffix[edit]

-ῐος (-ios) (feminine -ῐ́ᾱ, neuter -ῐον)

  1. Suffix added to nouns or adjectives, forming adjectives: pertaining to, belonging to

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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, § 858.2

Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Ancient Greek -ῐος (-ios).

Suffix[edit]

-ιος (-iosm

  1. Used to form nouns and adjectives indicating origin:
    Ευρώπη (Evrópi, Europe)   x   Ευρωπαίος (Evropaíos, European) (noun)
    θάλασσα (thálassa, sea)   x   θαλάσσιος (thalássios, marine) (adjective)

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