-σύνη

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

Ancient Greek[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Formerly the feminine gender of adjective -συνος (-sunos), from Proto-Indo-European *-tunos, from *-tus + *-nós.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Suffix[edit]

-σῠ́νη (-súnēm (genitive -σῠ́νης); first declension

  1. Forms abstract nouns from adjectives or nouns
    δῐ́καιος (díkaios, just) + ‎-σῠ́νη (-súnē) → ‎δῐκαιοσύνη (dikaiosúnē, justice)
    σώφρων (sṓphrōn, prudent) + ‎-σῠ́νη (-súnē) → ‎σωφροσύνη (sōphrosúnē, prudence)
    μᾰ́ντις (mántis, diviner) + ‎-οσῠ́νη (-osúnē) → ‎μαντοσύνη (mantosúnē, divination)

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Babiniotis, Georgios (2008) Λεξικό της νέας ελληνικής γλώσσας [Modern Greek Dictionary] (in Greek), 3rd edition, Athens: Lexicology Centre

Further reading[edit]


Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Ancient Greek -σύνη (-súnē).

Suffix[edit]

-σύνη (-sýnif

  1. Added to adjectives to form abstract feminine nouns.
    αγράμματος (agrámmatos, illiterate) + ‎-σύνη (-sýni) → ‎αγραμματοσύνη (agrammatosýni, illiteracy)

Derived terms[edit]