-σύνη

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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

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Suffix[edit]

σῠ́νη ‎(súnē)

  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)

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Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Ancient Greek -σύνη ‎(-súnē).

Suffix[edit]

-σύνη ‎(-sýnif

  1. Added to adjectives to form abstract feminine nouns.
    αγράμματος (illiterate)   x   αγραμματοσύνη (illiteracy)

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References[edit]

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