-κόμος

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Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek κομέω (koméō, to care for)

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-κόμος (-kómosm, f

  1. added to a noun, to create words for a (male or female) person who provides care for that noun:
    νόσος (nósos, disease) + ‎-κόμος (-kómos) → ‎νοσοκόμος (nosokómos, nurse)
    βρέφος (vréfos, infant) + ‎-κόμος (-kómos) → ‎βρεφοκόμος (vrefokómos, foundling hospital nurse)
    γέρος (géros, old man) + ‎-κόμος (-kómos) → ‎γηροκόμος (girokómos, old people's home nurse)
  2. added to certain food-related nouns, to create words for a (male or female) person who produces that food:
    γάλα (gála, milk) + ‎-κόμος (-kómos) → ‎γαλακτοκόμος (galaktokómos, dairy farmer)
    βούτυρο (voútyro, butter) + ‎-κόμος (-kómos) → ‎βουτυροκόμος (voutyrokómos, butter producer)
    τυρί (tyrí, cheese) + ‎-κόμος (-kómos) → ‎τυροκόμος (tyrokómos, cheesemaker)
    μέλισσα (mélissa, bee) + ‎-κόμος (-kómos) → ‎μελισσοκόμος (melissokómos, beekeeper)

Declension[edit]

Related terms[edit]

  • -κομείο n (-komeío) (place where something is made or produced or location in which care is provided)
  • -κομία f (-komía) (general noun referring to care or production)