-τος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *-tós.

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Suffix[edit]

-τος (-tosm or f (neuter -τον); second declension

  1. Creates verbal adjectives of possibility, either active or passive (accented on the ultima, -τός)
    • δύναμαι > δυνατός
      dúnamai > dunatós
      can > able (active), doable (passive)
    • διαλῡ́ω > διαλυτός
      dialū́ō > dialutós
      dissolve > dissoluble
  2. Creates perfective passive verbal adjectives (usually accented recessively)
    • διαλῡ́ω > διάλυτος
      dialū́ō > diálutos
      dissolve > dissolved
  3. Forms adjectives from nouns (accented recessively)
    • δάκρυ > ἀ-δάκρυτος
      dákru > a-dákrutos
      tear > tearless

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References[edit]

  • Smyth, Herbert Weir (1920), “Part II: Inflection”, in A Greek grammar for colleges, Cambridge: American Book Company, §§ 425 b (2) D: on use for verbal adjectives

Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek -τος (-tos), from Proto-Indo-European *-tós

Suffix[edit]

-τος (-tos)

  1. Creates verbal adjectives.

Derived terms[edit]