-κός

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *-kos, *-ḱos. Cognate with Latin -cus, Proto-Germanic *-gaz, Sanskrit -शस् (-śas) and Old Church Slavonic -ъkъ (-ŭkŭ).

PIE *-ko- on noun stems carried the meaning 'characteristic of, like, typical, pertaining to', and on adjectival stems it acted emphatically.

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Suffix[edit]

-κός (-kósm (feminine -κή, neuter -κόν); first/second declension

  1. forms adjectives with the sense of 'of or pertaining to', 'in the manner of'

Note: This suffix survives in inherited forms and became productive through its derivations (cf. infra) by metanalysis.

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