-τής

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See also: της, τῆς, and -της

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-τής (-tḗsm (genitive -τοῦ); first declension

  1. Used to form agent nouns
    Βακχεύω (Bakkheúō, to keep the feast of Bacchus) + ‎-τής (-tḗs) → ‎Βακχευτής (Bakkheutḗs, a Bacchanal)
    ἀγρεύω (agreúō, to take by hunting) + ‎-τής (-tḗs) → ‎ἀγρευτής (agreutḗs, a hunter)
    αἰχμή (aikhmḗ, a spear) + ‎-τής (-tḗs) → ‎αἰχμητής (aikhmētḗs, a spearman)
    αὐλέω (auléō, to play on the flute) + ‎-τής (-tḗs) → ‎αὐλητής (aulētḗs, a flute-player)
    πειράω (peiráō, to make an attempt on something) + ‎-τής (-tḗs) → ‎πειρατής (peiratḗs, a pirate, one who attacks ships)
    ποιέω (poiéō, to make) + ‎-τής (-tḗs) → ‎ποιητής (poiētḗs, a maker)
    1. With -ίζω (-ízō) verbs:
      ἑλληνίζω (hellēnízō, to speak the Greek language) + ‎-τής (-tḗs) → ‎Ἑλληνιστής (Hellēnistḗs, one who uses the Greek language)
      Ἡρακλειτίζω (Hērakleitízō, to be a follower of Heraclitus) + ‎-τής (-tḗs) → ‎Ἡρακλειτιστής (Hērakleitistḗs, follower of Heraclitus)
      ἀγωνίζομαι (agōnízomai, to compete for a prize) + ‎-τής (-tḗs) → ‎ἀγωνιστής (agōnistḗs, a competitor)
      βαπτίζω (baptízō, to dip in or under water) + ‎-τής (-tḗs) → ‎βαπτιστής (baptistḗs, one that dips, a baptizer)
      κιθαρίζω (kitharízō, to play the cithara) + ‎-τής (-tḗs) → ‎κιθαριστής (kitharistḗs, a player on the cithara) (compare with the analogous recent guitarist)
    2. With -άζω (-ázō) verbs:
      ἀγοράζω (agorázō, to buy in the agora) + ‎-τής (-tḗs) → ‎ἀγοραστής (agorastḗs, the slave who bought provisions for the house)
      βιάζω (biázō, to use force) + ‎-τής (-tḗs) → ‎βιαστής (biastḗs, one who uses force)
      δικάζω (dikázō, to judge) + ‎-τής (-tḗs) → ‎δικαστής (dikastḗs, a judge)
      ἐνθουσιάζω (enthousiázō, to be inspired by god) + ‎-τής (-tḗs) → ‎ἐνθουσιαστής (enthousiastḗs, one inspired by god)
      πελτάζω (peltázō, to serve as a targeteer) + ‎-τής (-tḗs) → ‎πελταστής (peltastḗs, one who bears a light shield, a targeteer)
    3. With -όζω (-ózō) verbs:
      ἁρμόζω (harmózō, to fit together) + ‎-τής (-tḗs) → ‎ἁρμοστής (harmostḗs, one who arranges or governs, a harmost)
    4. With -ύζω (-úzō) verbs:
      γογγύζω (gongúzō, to murmur) + ‎-τής (-tḗs) → ‎γογγυστής (gongustḗs, a murmurer)

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