-ιστής

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The agent-noun suffix -τής (-tḗs) added to the stem of a verb in -ίζω (-ízō).

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Suffix[edit]

-ῐστής (-istḗsm (genitive -ῐστοῦ); first declension

  1. Alternative form of -τής (-tḗs)

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Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek -ιστής (-istḗs). When it is added to a verb, it is usually of the ending -ίζω (-ízo).

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Suffix[edit]

-ιστής (-istísm (feminine -ίστρια)

  1. added to a noun or adjective to create words for a male person who is a follower or supporter of that notion; -ist:
    κομμουνισμός (kommounismós, Communism) + ‎-ιστής (-istís) → ‎κομμουνιστής (kommounistís, Communist)
    εθνικός (ethnikós, ethnic, national) + ‎-ιστής (-istís) → ‎εθνικιστής (ethnikistís, nationalist)
    Ισλάμ (Islám, Islam) + ‎-ιστής (-istís) → ‎ισλαμιστής (islamistís, Islamist)
  2. added to a noun, adjective or verb to create words for a male person who behaves in a certain way; -ist, -er:
    εγώ (egó, I) + ‎-ιστής (-istís) → ‎εγωιστής (egoistís, egoist, selfish)
    υπερασπίζω (yperaspízo, to defender) + ‎-ιστής (-istís) → ‎υπερασπιστής (yperaspistís, defender)
    έτσι θέλω (étsi thélo, that's the way I want) + ‎-ιστής (-istís) → ‎ετσιθελιστής (etsithelistís, arbitrary person)
  3. added to a noun or verb to create words for a male person who is a habitual doer of said action; -ist, -er:
    ποδόσφαιρο (podósfairo, football) + ‎-ιστής (-istís) → ‎ποδοσφαιριστής (podosfairistís, footballer)
    σκάκι (skáki, chess) + ‎-ιστής (-istís) → ‎σκακιστής (skakistís, chess player)

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